In light of the worldwide Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, the Summer Games in Tokyo have been postponed by 1-year from their original schedule to the summer of 2021 for the wellbeing of spectators, athletes and supporters. The updated dates for next summer is similar as the original dates with the Games starting on Friday, July 23 and concluding on Sunday, August 8.
With the same timeframe being used as the original dates, Great Atlantic Sports is happy to offer and assist with the same package inclusions and logistics required for an amazing Summer Games spectator experience. Great Atlantic Sports also welcomes any questions or concerns related to the full range of issues following such an unprecedented move in these difficult times.
Tokyo was selected as the host city during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires on 7 September 2013. These Games will mark the return of the Summer Games to Tokyo for the first time since 1964, and the fourth tournament overall to be held in Japan, following the 1972 Winter Games in Sapporo and the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano. They will be the second of three consecutive Games to be held in East Asia, following the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and preceding the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, China. These Games will see the introduction of additional disciplines within several of the Summer Games sports, including 3x3 basketball, freestyle BMX and Madison cycling, as well as further mixed events. Under new IOC policies that allow sports to be added to the Games' program to augment the permanent "core" tournament events, these Games will see karate, sport climbing, surfing and skateboarding make their debuts, and the return of baseball and softball (which were removed from the summer program after 2008).