As the largest comprehensive sports event in human history, the Olympic Games was postponed for the first time, and the time of holding was changed for the first time due to reasons other than war. The world sports arena will be impacted by the postponement of the Olympic Games for a long time. After a period of multi-party debate, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics finally pressed the pause button.
Multiple events change schedule
The Tokyo Olympic Games have been extended. IOC President Bach said he has not discussed specific timing issues with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. This will be the responsibility of the Coordination Committee and the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee. The Olympics may be the most complex event on the planet, and a phone conversation between me and Prime Minister Abe cant arrange everything.
In the next four weeks, the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo organizing committee will redefine the schedule of the Tokyo Olympic Games. In four weeks, 33 Olympic events and 22 Paralympic events need to be coordinated, said Yoshiro Mori, chairman of the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games. It will take a long time just to think about it. There is no way to discuss it for a long time.
Almost all 33 major events of Tokyo Olympic Games will have important events in 2021. Fortunately, the World Federation of athletics, International Swimming Federation and other individual sports organizations have expressed their willingness to make way for the Olympic Games. As the two Olympic events with the most gold medals, the world championships of swimming and track and field were scheduled to be held in the summer of 2021. In order to avoid Comprehensive world competitions, single world championships are often held in odd years, which is likely to be broken due to the postponement of Tokyo Olympic Games.
With the development of the new schedule of the Tokyo Olympic Games, it is believed that more individual associations will change the schedule to make way for the Olympic Games.
Chinas hosting of events has great influence
The postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games also has an impact on Chinese sports. Known as the small Olympic Games, the Universiade is planned to be held in Chengdu from August 8 to 19, 2021. If the Tokyo Olympic Games are postponed to next summer, then the Universiade will be basically rescheduled.
The 14th National Games will be held in Xian, Shaanxi Province in 2021, which is the first time for central and western provinces to host the National Games. The nearly two national games are held from the end of August to the beginning of September. If the Tokyo Olympic Games are postponed to next summer, it means that the athletes will participate in two consecutive competitions in a short period of time, which is unbearable for the athletes. The National Games is the highest level of sports events in China. Shaanxi has also made great efforts in the preparatory work, so it is impossible to cancel it. If the National Games are held before the Olympic Games, it will give athletes more opportunities to train, but at the same time, it will increase the risk of injury; if the National Games are postponed, it will be hard for the relevant departments to think about when to postpone it, because there will also be the Beijing Winter Games and the Hangzhou Asian Games in 2022.
The first World Club Cup was scheduled to be held in China in 2021. Due to the postponement of Intercontinental Cups such as the European Cup and the American Cup, the World Club Cup has also been postponed. Whether it can be successfully held will be a question mark. After all, by 2022, the worlds attention will be focused on the Qatar world cup.
For example, the Tokyo Olympic Games will be held in the next summer, which means that three competitions will be held successively: the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Beijing Winter Olympic Games and the Hangzhou Asian Games. In such a intensive competition, the audience may be aesthetic tired, which will have an impact on the interests of the organizers and sponsors.
The postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games will affect the whole body. The schedule change is the most intuitive impact, which needs to be digested by sports people all over the world. As Bach wrote in a letter to the global Olympic athletes, in this unprecedented crisis, we must unite!
Hao Haoyu, reporter of Yangcheng Evening News
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