Stillness to rescue the Olympic Movement: exploring opportunities in the postponement of Tokyo 2020

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Marjorie Enya
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4893-3056
Divya Saini
Christine Dankwa
David Grassi
Aikaterini Plakouda

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which is an unprecedented decision that is bringing about colossal challenges to every institutional stakeholder in the Olympic System. The IOC has launched a robust taskforce to assess the reach and impact of the postponement, and provide guidance to adapt the project of the Games to a new timeline, which is addressing the logistical, managerial and financial aspects of this endeavor. This paper, however, aims to approach this unprecedented challenge from a perspective that privileges the opportunities it creates to shift the course of the Olympic Movement towards a better alignment with Olympic ideals, based on some recommendations of Agenda 2020 as well.


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Special issue - Tokyo Olympic Games: postponement or cancellation?