Tokyo 2021 #1YearToGo

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Cartan Global | Tokyo 2021

IN 124 YEARS, FROM THEIR REVIVAL BY PIERRE DE COUBERTIN UNTIL THIS WEEK’S DECISION TO POSTPONE THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN TOKYO FROM 2020 TO 2021, THE OLYMPIC GAMES HAD NEVER BEEN POSTPONED. BUT THE 20TH CENTURY’S TWO WORLD WARS LED SEVERAL EDITIONS TO BE CANCELLED. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE GAMES THAT WERE CAUGHT IN THE UPHEAVALS OF MODERN HISTORY.

MORE THAN 1,600 ATHLETES FROM 185 NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEES (NOCS) AND THE REFUGEE ATHLETES WHO ARE BENEFITING FROM THE OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY PROGRAMMES RELATED TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020 WILL CONTINUE TO ENJOY THIS SUPPORT UP TO THE GAMES OF THE XXXII OLYMPIAD, WHICH WILL NOW BE CELEBRATED FROM 23 JULY TO 8 AUGUST 2021.

BRIAN LEWIS, president of the TT Olympic Committee (TTOC), acknowledges that the local Olympic body will need to readjust and focus on the July 23-August 8, 2021 dates, announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Tokyo will be my 20th Olympic Games. Ever since Sarajevo 1984, I have worked with every organizing committee, attended every Games, and experienced first-hand the complexity of what it takes to deliver the world's greatest event. Most importantly, I have come to appreciate how the great gathering of the youth of the world creates a magic that inspires us all when the athletes take center stage in the Olympic arena.

The announcement of new dates for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan has been welcomed by Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) president Brian Lewis. In a press release, yesterday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said the Games will be staged from July 23 to August 8, 2021.