The Tokyo Olympic games organizers unveiled on Monday the health measures that are likely to enable the hosting of “test” events at the end of the week following the Olympics’ postponement to the summer of 2021 (23 July-8 August) due to the spread of Covid-19.
The last “test” event was held from March 6 to 8, 2020, prior to the deterioration of the global health situation and the one-year postponement of the games. There are eighteen events on the calendar, including wheelchair rugby on Saturday and Sunday. The organizers have stated that they will “limit touching, handshakes, and maintain one-meter distances between athletes if two meters are not feasible.” The Organizing Committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and international federations will oversee 14 “tests.”The athletics events will be held on May 9th in the Japanese capital, and the only ones to welcome foreign athletes and spectators in the stands. The organizers of the Olympics decided on March 20 that there would be no spectators from abroad, a first in Olympic history.