Schedule for postponed Tokyo Olympics announced

The Japanese Government along with IOC have worked very carefully and hand in hand to carve the schedule for next year Tokyo Olympics. The Olympics was originally to be held this year but due to the pandemic has been shifted to July next year.


It has been ever so hard for the organisers to schedule each and every event keeping in mind the safety of the athletes. The new date for the opening ceremony at the newly-built National Stadium is 23rd July 2021 whereas the games begin from the 24th.

Keeping in mind the Olympics are being hosted in Japan, Judo would also be played on the very first day, having a total of 11 medal giving events. From India’s point of view, shooting events are also scheduled on first day. The first medals of the Games will be awarded on 24 July in the women’s 10m air rifle shooting event.

Keeping in mind the ever so long and busy schedule of the Olympics, one of the biggest obstacles for the organisers was to secure the 42 venues needed for the events as many had already been booked for 2021. However a confirmation has already been given about it by Santoshi Yamashita, the Executive Director of Operation of Tokyo 2020 Olympics.


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