The event is scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August in the Japanese city of Tokyo.

The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that, in order to safeguard the health of all involved and contribute to the containment of COVID-19, a period of four weeks has been given to intensify scenario planning for the 2020 Olympic Games, which are scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August in Tokyo, Japan.

These scenarios are related, on the one hand, to the modification of existing operational plans so that the Games will continue to begin on 24 July 2020 and, on the other hand, to changes in the starting date of the competition. The IOC stressed that no cancellation of the Tokyo Games is contemplated.

Bach: “The IOC wants to be part of the solution”
The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, stated: “Human lives take priority over everything else, including the organization of the Games. The IOC wants to be part of the solution. Therefore, we have made it our fundamental principle to safeguard the health of all those involved and to help contain the virus. I hope that the Olympic flame will be a light at the end of this dark tunnel that we are all going through together”.