2021 Dates for Tokyo Games confirmed

An official date for the postponed Tokyo Olympics has been set.

The Games will go ahead from the 23rd of July to the 8th of August in 2021.

Speaking to RSN, the Australian Olympic Committee’s Chef de Mission Ian Chesterman said it remained a logistical challenge organising for the now delayed 2020 Games.

“Everything is booked in advance. There’s over a million nights of hotel rooms booked. All that stuff is locked away really early. The athletes’ village is probably sold to new owners after the games, is that still going to be available? It’s a big challenge.”

Mr Chesterman said it was a relief to have the rescheduled dates confirmed, as it meant that athletes could prepare for 2021.