In an interview with the BBC on Wednesday local time, IOC President Thomas Bach said the Tokyo Olympics would have to be held in 2021 or it would be cancelled altogether,media reported. He told BBC Sport: “A organising committee can’t hire 3,000 to 5,000 people forever. You can’t keep athletes in a state of uncertainty. “
The Tokyo Summer Olympics were originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, but were postponed by one year due to the announcement of the global pandemic and were rescheduled from 23 July to 8 August 2021. The paralympic games have also been rescheduled for the games from 24 August to 5 September 2021.
At the end of April, Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee President Mori Said the Olympics could not be postponed for a second time, but added that he was confident the Games would be held smoothly in 2021.
Bach told the BBC that the rescheduled race would be different, adding that organisers must focus on the basics. But he would not say whether the event would continue if no new coronavirus vaccine appeared before the opening date. He also said that games without live spectators were not what they wanted to see.