Olympics 2020 gets new 2021 dates

The Tokyo Olympic Games now have new dates of July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021.

As promised the event will still be called the 2020 Olympics.

The date is year on from the originally-scheduled event on 24 July 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

IOC president Thomas Bach in a statement, “With this announcement, I am confident that, working together with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Japanese Government and all our stakeholders, we can master this unprecedented challenge.

“Humankind currently finds itself in a dark tunnel. These Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 can be a light at the end of this tunnel.”

Seven is yet to confirm broadcast plans and advertisers for 2021 but Kurt Burnette Chief Revenue Officer & Director of Olympics has said in part, “We will now be working with local and global officials, as well as our client partners here, to work collaboratively through this postponement, with detailed updates to follow. From there we will mobilise our teams and develop the very best transition practices to get us to a highly successful Games in July 2021.”

Updated: Paralympics 2020 are August 24 to September 5 2021.

10 Comments:

  1. Seven having a horror year aren’t they. AFL, Olympics, Wimbledon. It’s the right thing to do though. People’s health and safety is paramount in situations like this and this is why it bugs me that some sporting codes are crying poor right now. Health should be number one. It’s made me think differently about the codes that’s for sure.

    • Yeah indeed and recently, MKR s11 have rated dreadfully beaten easily by MAFS. Seven has been beaten by Nine in most nights during the ratings period. It will be very hard for 7 to bound back.
      Next SWM are in financial trouble where their shares sat at a paltry $0.078 today. The money has dried up during the past 3 months.

  2. What happened to their idea of Olympics in Spring (Autumn)? I thought that’s what they were going with. Now they’ve backflipped again. Trust the IOC to do that ? The fact they still want to call it the 2020 games gets on my nerves most. It’s not the 2020 games anymore, it’s the 2021 games. Even if it has been postponed, you have to name it after the year it is held in to make sense. Or if anything, drop the 2020 part and just call it the Tokyo games. I’m guessing their reasoning for this is because they’re too lazy to change all the logos and everything to say 2021 instead of 2020 which are probably all just about ready on all the merchandise and medals and all the rest of it. It’s just going to be wrong, hearing everyone still calling them the 2020 games next year in 2021 I’m sorry.

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