The IOC-International Olympic Committee assured 200 National Olympic Committees that Tokyo Olympics 2020-21 will commence on 23rd July 2021. The assurance is also given to all related international sports federations and 30 summer sports bodies through on-line sessions.
Kit McConnell – IOC Sports Director while sharing details mentioned that these measures are taken to rekindle interest among public and assure sponsors that the Olympics will even take place during a pandemic. He also told that more than 15,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes will be hosted in safety bubbles of Olympic Villages and various safety measures are also being tested in sports venues.
Tokyo is officially spending $12.6 billion to organise the historically most expensive Olympics.