Jan. 22, 2021—
The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, said “We have not received any information suggesting the Games will not happen as planned, and our focus remains on the health and preparedness of Team USA athletes ahead of the Games this summer.” The USOPC, like many national federations, has deferred to the IOC in discussions of whether the Games will happen, though privately they’ve told their athletes and national governing bodies to prepare for Tokyo. (1/3) USOPC statement on the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020: — USOPC News (@USOPC_News) January 22, 2021 The Australi ...
SWIMMING WORLD NEWS
Jan. 22, 2021—
The Japanese government , IOC and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) have insisted the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will go ahead after a report in The Times quoted a senior official saying the Games would be cancelled. Speculation has been mounting for weeks now that the Olympics, which had already been pushed back a year from their original start date of July 2020, are under threat because of the pandemic. According to The Times, an unnamed senior Japanese government figure said: “No one wants to be the first to say so but the consensus is that it’s too difficult. “Personal ...
Jan. 6, 2021—
That could go into effect by Friday, Kyodo News said, becoming the country’s second state of emergency since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Still, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga continued his pledge to hold the Olympics this summer and “bring hope and courage to the world.”
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