Tokyo 2021 #1YearToGo

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Cartan Global | Tokyo 2021

The Coronavirus is having a strong effect worldwide, and sport has not been immune to all the consequences of this terrible pandemic.

IN 124 YEARS, FROM THEIR REVIVAL BY PIERRE DE COUBERTIN UNTIL THIS WEEK’S DECISION TO POSTPONE THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN TOKYO FROM 2020 TO 2021, THE OLYMPIC GAMES HAD NEVER BEEN POSTPONED. BUT THE 20TH CENTURY’S TWO WORLD WARS LED SEVERAL EDITIONS TO BE CANCELLED. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE GAMES THAT WERE CAUGHT IN THE UPHEAVALS OF MODERN HISTORY.

MORE THAN 1,600 ATHLETES FROM 185 NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEES (NOCS) AND THE REFUGEE ATHLETES WHO ARE BENEFITING FROM THE OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY PROGRAMMES RELATED TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020 WILL CONTINUE TO ENJOY THIS SUPPORT UP TO THE GAMES OF THE XXXII OLYMPIAD, WHICH WILL NOW BE CELEBRATED FROM 23 JULY TO 8 AUGUST 2021.

BRIAN LEWIS, president of the TT Olympic Committee (TTOC), acknowledges that the local Olympic body will need to readjust and focus on the July 23-August 8, 2021 dates, announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Tokyo will be my 20th Olympic Games. Ever since Sarajevo 1984, I have worked with every organizing committee, attended every Games, and experienced first-hand the complexity of what it takes to deliver the world's greatest event. Most importantly, I have come to appreciate how the great gathering of the youth of the world creates a magic that inspires us all when the athletes take center stage in the Olympic arena.