The Olimpic Games could be, next year, different

The coronavirus pandemy postponed the Olympic Games but many aspects need to be solved.

“The actual games we will have one year from now may not be the same conventional Olympic and Paralympic Games that we have come to know," Olympic Committee CEO Toshiro Muto said Friday. How will 11,000 Olympic athletes and 4,400 Paralympians be housed in the Athletes Village? How will they travel to Tokyo? Will there be fans, or will it be a television-only show? Will a vaccine be available? Those and many others questions have to be answered by the organizers and the Olympic Committee. More money, between $2 billion and $6 billion will be needed. Olympic costs are sure to be a sensitive subject as Japan, like most countries, battles a deep recession brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.


Japanese organizers and government bodies are obligated by a Host City Contract signed in 2013 to pick up most of the Olympic costs. As scheduled now, the Olympics will open on July 23, 2021 but there is no even guarantee Games happen in 2021. How safe will be the world at that time nobody knows and can say. People all around want to return to normal but only the time will give the answer and compared with expectations it will be eventually different.