“The Tokyo Olympics will take place with or without coronavirus”

The President of the Croatian Olympic Committee Zlatko Mateša welcomes Kolinda Grabar Kitarović
September 4, 2020
The 2020 Congress of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee
September 9, 2020

The Tokyo Olympics, postponed to 2021, will take place next year and will be those who “defeated the Covid”, assured John Coates, vice-president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

In a interview to AFP the President of the IOC’s Coordination Committee for the 2020 Olympics affirmed that the Games will take place “with or without” coronavirus and “will begin on July 23 of next year”. The theme of the Olympics will be “reconstruction after the devastation caused by the tsunami,” said John Coates, referring to the earthquake and tidal wave that devastated northeastern Japan in 2011.