Tokyo, November 27 The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee announced on the 27th that the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games test matches will resume in March 2021. The first competition is the FINA synchronized swimming Olympic qualifiers held from March 4 to 7.
On the same day, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee also announced the latest Olympic test schedule. There are 18 events in the new schedule, of which the time and venue of 15 events have been determined.
At a press conference on the same day, Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee Operations Director Mori said that athletes from other countries and regions will be invited to participate in these 15 competitions, but all competitions will not be allowed to enter from outside Japan. Japanese audiences The number of admissions will also be determined according to the circumstances.
In addition to the first synchronized swimming Olympic qualifier, there may be competitions that foreign athletes will also participate in the diving World Cup held from April 18 to 23. The rebooted test race also involves a number of events such as track and field, shooting, rugby, cycling, rhythmic gymnastics and disabled track and field.
Sentev revealed that the purpose of these competitions is to test the venue, technical equipment and human resources, all of which involve epidemic prevention. According to the previous plan of the Tokyo Olympic Games Epidemic Prevention Committee, the specific epidemic prevention measures for the Tokyo Olympic Games are expected to be released by the end of the year.
All the test races announced this time are held before the end of May. The race also includes a marathon held in Sapporo, but the exact time has not been determined. In order to avoid the high temperature in Tokyo, the marathon and walking race of the Tokyo Olympic Games were decided to be held in Sapporo instead.
The restart of the Olympic Test is one of the most meaningful measures taken by the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee after the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games was announced at the end of March this year. The postponed Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021.