Of course, this was postponed last year amidst the pandemic. However, with cases going down and there still being another 5 months until the Olympics kick-off, officials are hopeful things will be in place to do things safely. Here are the highlights:
- The games are scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 8.
- A few events like the softball and men’s and women’s soccer games will start July 21 before the official start.
- While Tokyo is the host city and most of the games will be there, the cycling portion is going to be at the foothills of Mount Fuji. The baseball and softball games will be held in Fukushima and Yokohama.
- These are the second Tokyo games. The last ones were held in Summer 1964.
- Although the Tokyo Games will be held in Summer 2021, they’re still calling it the “2020 games.” This means that all of the signage, graphics, apparel, and other things will remain the same as last year.
- The Olympics usually brings in hundreds of thousands of visitors. Not to mention, it draws together more than 11,000 athletes and 25,000 journalists from all over the globe. This year will see certain protocols in place to help make things safe.
- With social distancing, restricted movement, and other things in order, it’ll keep things a bit less intimate, unlike previous Olympic games. At the end of the day, it’s all about keeping things secure.