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Olympics: Tokyo's delayed and disrupted 2020 Games

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Olympics: Tokyo's delayed and disrupted 2020 Games



Olympic organisers have สล็อตโรม่า decided to hold the Tokyo Games without spectators, as Japan struggles to stem a new wave of COVID-19 infections with a state of emergency for Tokyo that will end after the Jul 23 to Aug 8 Games.


The following is a timeline of major events in the run-up to the Olympics, postponed for a year and set to open in about two weeks:


September 2013: Tokyo is awarded the 2020 Olympics after convincingly defeating rivals Istanbul and Madrid for the right to stage the Games for the second time, having first hosted them in 1964.


January 2020: The coronavirus is declared a global public health emergency by the World Health Organization as fears grow in Japan that the outbreak could threaten the Games.


February 2020: A number of international sporting events, including Olympic qualifying tournaments, are cancelled or postponed.


With under five months to go before the event, the deputy director general of the Tokyo 2020 Preparation Bureau at the city government says they have no Plan B for the Games despite alarm over the spread of the virus in Japan and elsewhere.


March 2020: Despite the organising committee stating earlier in the month that preparations would continue as planned and the International Olympic Committee saying it would proceed as per the original schedule, the Games are postponed by a year.


January 2021: Japan's government continues with preparations to hold the Games, repeatedly insisting it will hold the event amid the pandemic despite opinion polls showing a majority of Japanese want them postponed again or cancelled.


March: The Olympic torch relay kicks off, beginning a four-month countdown to the Olympics, although celebrations are scaled back because of coronavirus curbs.

Topic starter Posted : 09/07/2021 9:21 am