The Video games, which had been presupposed to get underway in July, are actually scheduled to happen from July 23 to August eight in 2021 after they had been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Over 50 measures to simplify the Video games have been proposed by the IOC’s coordination fee, which Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto stated would offer an instance of how future Olympics could possibly be streamlined in a post-Covid-19 world.
Different proposed measures embrace diminished invites for each the opening and shutting ceremonies, elimination of staff welcome ceremonies on the Olympic Village, a shorter opening interval for coaching venues and fewer officers gaining access to official bus companies, as a substitute having to depend on public transport.
Though the size of the 121-day torch relay won’t be shortened, the variety of workers current and use of official automobiles might be reviewed.
“These optimizations and simplifications mark an essential step in direction of delivering a protected and profitable Video games in 2021,” stated John Coates, chairman of the Tokyo 2020 coordination fee.
“We owe it to the general public to enact these measures throughout these difficult instances, that is why we have left no stone unturned and can proceed to search for additional alternatives over the approaching months.
“The distinctive job of reorganizing an Olympic Video games has known as for the Olympic motion to be stronger collectively — this milestone illustrates our collective dedication. The ‘Tokyo mannequin’ won’t solely ship a Video games match for a post-corona world, it would grow to be a blueprint that can profit future organizing committees for a few years to return.”
Coates added that the cost-cutting measures took under consideration the Video games’ stakeholders and infrastructure, amongst others.
He added that organizers deliberate to report the quantity of prices to be minimize on the subsequent digital IOC govt board assembly which is scheduled to happen on October 7.