Tokyo 2020 have revealed they are "purely working" on the rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Games, suggesting there is no alternative plan if the pandemic is still an issue next year.†
The coronavirus pandemic forced the postponement of Tokyo 2020, with the Olympics now set to take place from July 23rd to August 8th in 2021, followed by the Paralympics from August 24th to September 5th.
There are concerns coronavirus may still be an issue next year, however, with Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshirō Mutō recently acknowledging it could impact the Games once again.†
Reports today suggested there is not a Plan B if this was the case, with a Tokyo 2020 spokesperson seeming to confirm this to insidethegames.†
"Tokyo 2020 and all concerned parties are now dedicating their very best effort to deliver the Games next year," the spokesperson said.
"Our mission is very clear.†
"The mission of the Organising Committee is to prepare for the best platform for athletes and all involved traveling to Tokyo to participate in the Games in 2021.†
"The new date for the Olympic and Paralympic Games is already set.†
"We are purely working on our mission towards the new goal."