In order to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the International Olympic Committee IOC has set a limit of six officials to be allowed to participate in the Parade of Nations at the opening ceremony of the postponed Tokyo Olympics.
According to the details, Tokyo Olympic Games Coordination Commission chairman John Coates in a recent statement has said that the number of athletes will not be cut. “We don’t want to change the tradition that all athletes have the opportunity to parade at the opening ceremony,” Coates said. “The IOC Executive Board has already discussed this and we won’t allow it this time,” Coates said. “This will increase the problem at the ceremony.”
The 2020 Summer Olympics is an upcoming international multi-sport event scheduled to take place from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Originally due to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the event was postponed in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite being rescheduled for 2021, the Games have retained the “Tokyo 2020” name for marketing and branding purposes. This marks the first time that the Olympic Games have been postponed to a later date rather than canceled altogether.