The host nation of Japan and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are studying the possibility of organizing the Olympics in early 2021.
According to the Nikkei newspaper, many world sports federations want to host the Olympics in the spring to avoid the heat in Japan. Besides, if the Olympic takes place in the spring, the world track and field championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA will still take place as expected in August 2021.
On March 24, the IOC and Japan agreed to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to the influence of Covid-19. This is the largest sporting event to be postponed due to the pandemic, the first time the Olympics have been unable to take place every four years since World War II.
After the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games, the IOC is in discussions with other sports federations around the globe to find the right time to organize.
Earlier, the IOC official, headed by President Bach, was condemned for his slow response to Covid-19’s development. A week before announcing the Olympic postponement, the IOC still insisted on hosting the Olympics. It was only when many countries like Canada and the United Kingdom declared that they would not send athletes to Japan to compete, before this organization came into the country and issued a postponement.
In a statement on the IOC homepage on March 27, President Bach invited the members to attend the conference on Thursday 2/4 to discuss the Olympic Games in Tokyo in detail.
Many countries have called for postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games
Many sports were postponed because Covid-19, athletes were mentally depleted and their health prevented countries from preparing well for the Tokyo Olympics.
France is among many countries that restrict people from moving, due to the influence of Covid-19. According to this country, if the Olympic Games 2020 continues, “fairness in sports can hardly be guaranteed”.
Earlier this week, the IOC said only about 57% of the athletes won the right to attend the Olympic Games. President Thomas Bach acknowledged in the New York Times, that the IOC was considering every scenario for the 2020 Olympic Games. However, he stressed that it was “too early” to decide to postpone the Olympics.