2021 Summer Olympics amid Covid-19


According to the scheduled 2020 Summer Olympics, the games are likely to begin on Friday, 23 July 2021 till Sunday, 8 August. The International Olympic Committee (OIC) had chosen Tokyo to host the upcoming Olympic Games 2020 for the Summer and Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Recently, Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike firmly announced in a conference to hold the Olympics next year in Tokyo with complete safety concerns. Japanese Government doesn’t not want to miss the opportunity to uplift their economy despite Covid-19 pandemic. They say strict measures would be taken against the spread of Coronavirus amid the Summer Olympics Games 2021. Koike said ” We have to check the situation and the movement of people wherever the need of efforts to decrease the cases is necessary”. Despite a huge surge in Coronavirus cases, they have reported 134,000 Coronavirus cases with 2,000 deaths as of Monday and reported 186 new cases on Tuesday. These statistics of the growing cases are asking a question whether the Olympic Games should be held in Japan or not? Both PM Yoshihide Suga and the Governor have also exchanged the dialogues for the concerns of cases and to mitigate the situation as well as Olympic Games. What is going to happen with the upcoming international multi-sport event? On March 25, 2020, the games were postponed till 2021 due to the newly upsurge in the Coronavirus all over the world. More than five million of the tickets had been sold in 2020. The cancellation of the Olympic Games will be leaving Sponsors, Businesses, Hospitality and Tourism in limbo. The IOC President Thomas Bach met the Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike on 16 to 18 November and She told him, according to the Olympic Official Website: “We are strongly determined, together with the IOC, to stage safe and secure Olympic Games. We will not only achieve cost reductions but also leave a new model for future generations of how the Games can be organised.”


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