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Topic Reading-Vol.2911-3/31/2020

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2020/03/31 Topic Reading-Vol.2911-3/31/2020

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

What are organizers up against now the 2020 Olympics have been moved to next year?

The 2020 Summer Olympics were originally scheduled to take place from July 24 July till August 9 this year. However, the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Organizing Committee decided just four months before the scheduled opening that the games are now postponed to the next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Tokyo was selected as the host city during the 125th IOC Session in September 2013. Enormous planning and preparation work has been carried out ever since by the event organizers, municipal governments, sponsors, contractors, and volunteers, not to mention the athletes and their trainers. Now, their goals are put off by 20 some months. Though postponement is no doubt preferred to cancelation, for those who have been working for this year’s event, it must be quite challenging to keep their spirit and energy for an additional 300+ days. And there still is a big question that hasn’t been answered yet. Will there be vaccine or effective medicine for the novel virus before the games?

By the way, the games will still be marked as Tokyo 2020, even with the change in schedule. They will surely be remembered for some time.

Enjoy reading the article and learn what it would take to reschedule the Olympic Games.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/27/sport/tokyo-olympics-postponement-implications-spt-intl/index.html

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