The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will now officially start on 23 July 2021.The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers settled on that date a week after the Games were postponed because of the global coronavirus pandemic.
The Olympics should be in full swing, with the Paralympics next up. But the coronavirus forced a postponement until 2021. DW spoke to athletes and coaches from around the world to find out what that's meant for them.
The vast majority of Japanese were enthusiastic about the Olympics returning to the capital. But the coronavirus crisis has raised concerns about a new surge in infections and triggered renewed questions about costs.
The now-deleted post from the IOC recalled the Berlin Olympics of 1936 along with the words "stronger together." Those summer games in the German capital were used to spread Nazi propaganda.
A year away from the start of the rearranged Tokyo Olympics, Human Rights Watch have claimed there is a culture of physical and verbal abuse aimed at Japan's young athletes. The country's response is not yet clear.
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