The Tokyo Olympics, postponed for 2021, will be held next year, regardless of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Vice President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), John Coates.
“It will be the Games that have beaten Covid-19, the light at the end of the tunnel,” Coates said. “The theme of the Games will be reconstruction after the tsunami.” The earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan in 2011.
As it is known, the Japanese authorities have made it clear that they do not want the Games to be postponed a second time. However, Japan’s borders remain closed to foreigners for the time being, and many experts question whether the pandemic will be brought under control by next summer.
According to several recent polls, a clear majority of Japanese want the Olympics postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus. Coach stressed that the Japanese government “has not resigned at all after the postponement, despite the monumental mission of a year late. Before Covid-19, IOC President Thomas Bach said they were the best-prepared Games we have ever seen. The venues were almost all finished, now they are completed, the Olympic Village is amazing, everything is fine “.