The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic schedule stays basically unchanged for the occasion that has been postponed till next year, organizers mentioned on Monday.
Tokyo organizers made the same announcement a number of weeks in the past for the postponed Olympics.
The Paralympics open on Aug. 24, 2021, and shut on Sept. 5. The Olympics are to open on July 23.
Organizers have lined up the same 43 venues that may have been used this year for the Olympics and Paralympics. The huge Athletes Village and the media heart have additionally been secured.
“There are no major changes to the schedule,” Hide Nakamura, the video games supply officer, mentioned. “Having the schedule being fixed is a big step for athletes.”
Local organizers and the International Olympic Committee have provided few particulars about how these two huge occasions can be held within the midst of a pandemic, and even the wake of a pandemic. They say they’re attempting to arrange for a lot of situations that would embody quarantines, restricted followers, and big cuts in staffing.
Some medical consultants have mentioned the Olympics and Paralympics can not be held safely except there’s a vaccine. Others have mentioned quarantines may be sufficient to safeguard Japan from athletes coming in from greater than 200 nations and territories.
The Olympics contain 11,000 athletes and 4,400 are scheduled for the Paralympics. In addition, tens of hundreds of video games officers, media, and hospitality suppliers work behind the scenes. About 4.5 million tickets have already been offered for the Olympics.
The Paralympics contain 539 occasions and 22 sports activities.
Japan has attributed simply over 1,000 deaths to COVID-19, modest numbers by world requirements.
However, Tokyo has seen its new circumstances rise steadily within the final a number of weeks. Tokyo Governor Yurkio Koike and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have resisted calling for a state of emergency, however bars and eating places in Tokyo have been instructed to shut early.
Organizers have given no value estimate for the delay, though media in Japan have put it at $2 billion to $6 billion. Most of the prices are to be picked up by Japanese governments. The International Olympic Committee has mentioned it will chip in $650 million.
The prices of delay come on high of $12.6 billion that Tokyo says it’s formally spending to arrange. A authorities audit has mentioned the prices are twice that a lot.