The summer Olympic games in Tokyo should be held in 2021, if this does not happen, they will be canceled, said Pierre-Olivier Beckers, a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), head of the coordination Commission for the 2024 Olympics in Paris. The IOC and the organizing Committee of the Tokyo Games in late March announced the postponement of the Olympics to 2021 due to coronavirus. The games are scheduled to run from July 23 to August 8, 2021. “Today, everyone is convinced that the Games will begin on July 23, 2021. Because we are sure that either they will take place in 2021, or they will not take place at all,” AFP quotes Beckers as saying. “It is unthinkable to keep such a project, with huge costs and the mobilization of thousands of people, at arm’s length. In addition, it is important to return to the normal sports calendar in order to find a place in it for major tournaments. All sports federations must adapt to the postponement of Games. We cannot imagine that such global changes will occur for the second time,” added the head of the national Olympic Committee (NOC) of Belgium.
International mountain bike competitions are scheduled to be held in August
International mountain bike competitions should be held in Arkhyz in August, according to the official website of the Russian Cycling Federation (fvsr). As noted in the message, Arkhyz will host an international race of class C3 in the “downhill” discipline on August 14-17, and an international race of class C2 in the “cross-country”discipline will be held on August 27-30. The Russian championship in the Olympic discipline “cross-country” will be held in Arkhyz on August 22-24. “Further changes are possible in the calendar based on the epidemiological situation and related restrictive measures,” the report says.
The international Cycling Union (UCI) announced that the second stage of the world Cup of the 2020 season on mountain bike in the Italian Val di sole was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The competition was supposed to take place on September 11-13, but due to the decision of the province of Trentino to refuse to hold international competitions until October 15, the world Cup stage will be canceled. UCI noted that together with the organizers, it made attempts to postpone the competition to a later date, but in the end, the second stage of the world Cup was still decided to cancel.