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Tokyo 2020 guarantees event in 2021

Published on September 30th, 2020

Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organizing committee, said the games would go on next year “no matter what happens.”

The former prime minister was speaking at a party held by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s Hosoda faction. He explained that measures now being worked out will make the games safe in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic that forced their postponement until next July.

A government-led panel has worked out immigration protocols that will allow athletes to travel to Japan and train even if Japan is prohibiting travel from their homeland.

“No matter what happens, we will be able to hold the Olympics,” Mori said.

Last week, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach expressed optimism about the games’ prospects, while admitting the situation around the world is still uncertain.

Source: Kyodo News

Tokyo Olympic Sailing Program
Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser
Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial
Men’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
Women’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
Men’s Skiff – 49er
Women’s Skiff – 49erFx
Men’s One Person Dinghy Heavy – Finn
Men’s Windsurfing – RS:X
Women’s Windsurfing – RS:X
Mixed Multihull – Nacra 17

Original dates: July 24 to August 9, 2020
Revised dates: July 23 to August 8, 2021


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