The Tokyo Olympics will happen between July 23 – August 8 2021, following the postponement of this yr’s occasion because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Worldwide Olympic Committee confirmed the information Monday.

“These new dates give the well being authorities and all concerned within the organisation of the Video games the utmost time to take care of the always altering panorama and the disruption attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the IOC assertion learn. “The brand new dates, precisely one yr after these initially deliberate for 2020 even have the additional benefit that any disruption that the postponement will trigger to the worldwide sports activities calendar might be stored to a minimal, within the pursuits of the athletes and the worldwide federations.

“Moreover, they’ll present adequate time to complete the qualification course of. The identical warmth mitigation measures as deliberate for 2020 will probably be applied.”