The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee on Friday announced the complete list of venues and other facilities that will be used for hosting the Summer Olympics Olympics next year.
The meeting was conducted under the supervision of the Organising Committee’s president, Yoshiro Mori and CEO Toshiro Muto at a virtual IOC session.
As per the reports, the organizing committee submitted a complete list to the IOC committee after finalising 43 venues for conducting all sporting events at the Tokyo Olympics next year. Whereas other facilities like International broadcasting centre, main press centre, Olympic Village will be created for Olympics 2021.
All the schedules of the competition will remain the same but only a slight change in the timings of some events due to operational reasons.
“The Olympic Village is the beating heart of the Olympic Games, while the venues are its soul. I am delighted that the village and the venues have been confirmed for next year. This means that the athletes will have this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Athletes from all around the world will live together under one roof in the Olympic Village, sharing meals together, celebrating together, discussing together and forming these unique Olympic communities,” IOC president Thomas Bach said in a statement.
“That Tokyo 2020 has been able to achieve this and confirm the competition schedule despite the extraordinary circumstances is testament to the work of the Joint Steering Committee led by John Coates and Yoshiro Mori,” he said.
Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori stated, “Following the decision to postpone the Games, Tokyo 2020 immediately formed the New Launch Task Force and began to organize systems ready to face this unprecedented challenge. Our staff have been working tirelessly around the clock on these preparations. It is my pleasure to announce today that we have successfully secured all venues and confirmed the competition schedule for next year’s Games.”
This year’s Tokyo Olympics had been postponed by the Tokyo Organizing committee and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the next year due to coronavirus pandemic. And will be held now from July 23rd to August 8, 2021, followed by the Paralympics from August 24 to September 5, 2021.