Tokyo is the place to be in nine months. – Thomas Bach

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach reassures all Olympic hopefuls that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is still on the schedule for 23 July – 8 August 2021.

After the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was postponed to July 2021 and with cases of Covid-19 infections on the rise again, it was natural to ask if the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games would still be held.

Bach was on an official visit to Japan where he stayed at the Olympic Village from where he sent out the following message through the Olympic Channel.

“This is the place to be in nine months from now. I am very happy to be able to greet you here from the Olympic Village in Tokyo.

You will never ever forget these moments in the Olympic Village in all your life. And with the conditions our Japanese friends are offering here, the experience will be even more fantastic.

Get ready for these Olympic Games and train even harder, even under these very difficult circumstances many of you, and most of you, are in at this moment. But if you look around again, it’s worth the effort. I am looking forward to seeing you at Tokyo 2020, in Tokyo 2020 plus one.”