Today marks 100 days, as the countdown of the Tokyo Olympics begins… The Olympics will finally take place this year, after being postponed from 2020, because of the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic.
The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) celebrated the milestone at the Olympic House in Port of Spain. President of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee, Brian Lewis declared a mindset of gratitude and stated that “TeamTTO is a symbol of human possibility, achievement and performance.” He asked the athletes to “stay focused and be unwavering and indomitable” in their journey to Tokyo 2020.
Because of the Pandemic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released a first draft of many rules that must be followed in order to ensure a “safe and successful” event this year. Some of these include a request that spectators refrain from singing or cheering and instead only clap for competitors. Physical contact between athletes, for example hugging and shaking hands, will also be prohibited.
Apart from the Olympics, Cricket’s T20 World Cup, Football’s European Cup and South America’s COPA America have also been postponed from last year to this year. And because of the Olympics this year, the IAAF World Track and Field Championships have ben moved from this year to 2022.