IOC Sets New Dates for Postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By Christine Zosche 

The Summer Olympics, postponed last week as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic, have been rescheduled. (Adweek)

Tokyo Olympics organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021—almost exactly one year after the games were due to start. (ESPN / AP)

The Games will run until Aug. 8, 2021. The Paralympics will be Aug. 24-Sept. 5. (NBC Sports)

They said that the decision was taken in a fashion intended to protect the health of the athletes and everyone involved, and to support the containment of the COVID-19 virus; to safeguard the interests of the athletes and of Olympic sport; and the global international sports calendar. (Variety)

The 2020 Olympics were originally scheduled to take place from July 24-Aug. 9, 2020. (Bleacher Report)