The news column has started to flood up with Olympics news as we are approaching 2021. The recent news report from Sportskeeda suggests that the Olympics Opening & Closing ceremonies will be simplified due to the spread of novel coronavirus. The decision was taken and announced by the organizing committee.
The Tokyo Olympics were scheduled for July 2020 but the Japan Government decided to postpone the event due to Covid 19 situation. Not just the Olympics, most of the sporting calendar was canceled or postponed due to virus spread.
Tokyo Olympics Opening & Closing Ceremonies To Be Simplified
The Olympics is the greatest sporting event in the world and their ceremonies are the world’s best event. Total seven creative directors were working on the opening and closing ceremony of the Olympics and Paralympic Games. Recently, the committee held a conference and announced the addition of a new team to help in the preparation of the events.
The statement released by the Tokyo Organizing Committee said,
“Following the postponement of the Games in the wake of the spread of COVID-19 and the accompanying disruptions, we are working to deliver Opening and Closing Ceremonies that will be in tune with the situation next summer. The ceremonies will still be a great celebration to be enjoyed by the athletes and watching world but will likely take a simpler and more restrained approach designed to reflect the overall simplification of the Games and the potential need to still consider COVID-19 countermeasures”.
The new team which has been included will aim to work around the concept of ‘symbols of unity and symbiosis of humankind in its overcoming of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A few days back, IOC president Thomas Bach had revealed the new plans for Tokyo Olympics 2021. The athletes participating in the event would have a shorter stay than usual. The athletes will arrive five days before their event and leave within two days of completion.
The postponed Olympics will commence from 23rd July 2021 and it is expected that more than 11,000 athletes will participate.