When (or is it if?):
2020 Summer Olympics will begin on
Friday, 23 July 2021
and end on
Sunday, 8 August
Schedule of events
https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/olympic ... hedule.htm
The biggest issue, before we get too far into this thread, is whether they will go ahead. The general population there is solidly behind cancelling them but the government there has to let the IOC decide in terms of the contract that they signed to stage the Olympics.
Medal tableOne reason given to justify a cancellation - aside from things like war or civil disorder - is that if "the IOC has reasonable grounds to believe, in its sole discretion, that the safety of participants in the Games would be seriously threatened or jeopardised for any reason whatsoever". Arguably, the pandemic could be seen as such a threat.
The Olympic charter also stipulates that the IOC should ensure "the health of the athletes" and promote "safe sports", Mestre said, but despite all this, the IOC seems determined to go ahead.
https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/olympic ... ndings.htm