The Olympic Games postponed for 2021 will be simplified


Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games chief executive Toshiro Muto announced that the Olympics – postponed for the next year – will “not be done with grand splendour”.

Organizers said that they are working on more than 200 ideas to simplify and reduce costs for the rescheduled Games. Games organizers and the International Olympic Committee said Wednesday (10 June) The Games will be “an unprecedented celebration of unity and solidarity” with the aim of being “a symbol of hope, resilience, and the power of humanity working together as one. “In order to simplify the Games, we need to review and understand international federations, National Olympic Committees, broadcasters and partners,” Toshiro Muto said. The objectifs are to “simplify and optimise the Games preparation and delivery, while keeping a focus on sport and athletes, to reduce the cost impact of postponement and promote public interest, reflecting the new global economic, societal and public health contexts.”

“Quantities, do we need all the space? Do we need all the goods and services? We sometimes over-plan and underconsume,” Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi detailed. „The work is ongoing, it will take time, but the result will be positive,” he added. Some remaining test events will also be potentially cancelled. The IOC Executive Board also adopted a resolution regarding racism and inclusion. “The enjoyment of the rights and freedoms set forth in this Olympic Charter shall be secured without discrimination of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”


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