The Tokyo Olympics will be held on July 23, 2021 "with or without coronavirus".
This is what was stated by the vice president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) John Coates, adding that "it will be the Olympics that have defeated Covid".
Apart from the years when the world wars were in progress, the Olympics have never been canceled.
“The Games will be held with or without Covid. They will start on 23 July next year ".
The theme of these Games will be "reconstruction after the devastation caused by the tsunami," Coates added, referring to the earthquake and tsunami that devastated north-eastern Japan in 2011.
"It will be the Olympics that have defeated Covid, the light at the end of the tunnel," Coates said.
Due to the pandemic, the 2020 Olympics have been postponed with a historic decision and will start in July 2021.
But the borders of Japan are still largely closed to foreign visitors and it is not known when a vaccine will be available, therefore there is no shortage of conjectures on the real feasibility of opening the Games.
The Japanese authorities have made it clear that they will not postpone the event for a second time.
Only one in four Japanese in favor of the Olympics
In Japan, according to a recent poll , public enthusiasm for the event appears to be waning.
Out of four Japanese, only one is in favor of the Olympics in 2021 while most would be inclined to another postponement or cancellation.
Tokyo 2020 chief Toshiro Muto reiterated that organizers hope to avoid the Games without spectators, an option that has been proposed as Japan is still limiting public participation in sporting events. (Source: Daily Mail ).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano