New Dates for Tokyo Olympic Games 2021 Announced

The Olympic rings. Photo credit: pxfuel.com

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games’ Organization Committee President Yoshiro Mori announced on Monday the new dates of the Olympic Games, which are now scheduled to take place in Japan next year.

According to the new program of the games, the Games will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

The decision was taken along with the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.

The two men also decided that the Paralympic Games of 2020 will be held from August 23 to September 5, 2021.

The world’s most iconic single event, the Olympic Games, which were supposed to have been held in Tokyo in the summer of 2020, were postponed in a move not seen since World War II, due to the global emergency of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.