A number of those involved in the games alluded to researching the possibility of holding them during the spring semester
The mayor of Tokyo, Yoriko Koike, said that moving the games to the spring may allow the return of the marathon to the capital from the northern city of Sapporo, after the International Olympic Committee decided to transfer it to it to benefit from the moderate heat in the summer.
According to Japanese press reports, the local organizing committee headed by Yoshiro Mori is currently continuing its discussions with the International Olympic Committee on the new date for the Games. While no deadline has been set for a decision on this matter, Mori told Japanese television, that the stakeholders will reach a “summary” within a week.
On the other hand, the NHK news channel reported that the Olympic flame, which was due to start its career in Japan this week and was postponed after the games were postponed, will be shown for a month at the “JV Village” sports complex in Fukushima city (the previously established starting point). ) Over a month.
Organizers have chosen this complex to launch the torch relay, because of the symbolism it holds for Japan, as it was used as a base for thousands of relief workers in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami and the 2011 nuclear disaster.
Tokyo views the games it was chosen to host in 2013 as evidence of the country’s recovery and the Fukushima disaster. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, after announcing the postponement of the session, said that holding it next year would be a sign and celebration of humankind’s overcoming of “Covid-19”.