The outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic in the world has affected every line of life, including sports. This pandemic still cannot be controlled and continues to spread without being able to predict when it will end. This situation prompted the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the 2020 Olympics which was planned to be held in Tokyo, Japan.
Thomas Bach as the President of the IOC spoke through a long-distance conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo about a pandemic that is endemic in the world and its influence on human life, especially the preparation of athletes who will compete in the Olympics. In the news reported from www.olympic.org, this conversation was attended by the 2020 Olympic Organizing Committee President, Mori Yoshiro, and several other authorities.
As a result of this conversation, the IOC and the Japanese government agreed to postpone the implementation of the 2020 Olympics. The postponement was intended to protect the health of the athletes, everyone involved in the 4th annual party, and the entire international community. They expect that the delay will not exceed the summer of 2021.
They hoped that the Tokyo Olympics this time became a kind of wishful lantern for the countries of the world which were being plagued by problems. In addition, the Olympic flame will continue to burn in Tokyo, and they agreed, the name of the event to be held next will continue to use the name Olympic and Paralympic Tokyo 2020.