Cancellations and reschedulings are what has marked the sporting calendar of this 2020 most due to the spread of the coronavirus. Many competitions will remain for next year, leaving an overburdened schedule of activities that have been modified, and which have been followed by more tournaments.
So far, there are four global competitions to be held in 2021. The most relevant and most controversial ones were the Tokyo Olympics, which were finally set from July 23 to August 8, with the Paralympics from August 24 to September 5.
Moving the date was not easy, as the International Olympic Committee acknowledged in mid-May that the measure will cost them about $800 million. 650 of them intended for what the IOC and the organizers must assume.
The difference of 150 million is intended for loans for international federations and 200 national Olympic committees that are in financial trouble due to the impossibility of organizing and participating in competitions, even though the training has gradually resumed, as is the case of Chilean athletes since last Thursday.
Olympic sports aren’t the only ones suffering. Football has been particularly affected by what is happening in Europe and South America. Thus, the Euro Cup was left for 11 June to 11 July 2021, pending completion of their qualifiers. In addition, FIFA has already reported that it postponed the Under 17 and Under 20 Women’s World Cups by 2021. Under 20 will be played in Costa Rica from 20 to February 6, while India expects U17 for February 17 to March 7.
In this, it should be considered that by schedule the 2021 should be played by the Men’s Under 20 World Cup, which is planned for mid-year. The South American was assigned to Ecuador for the second half of January, a country that in cities such as Guayaquil and now Quito has been greatly affected by Covid-19.
Looking further into the future, the World Athletics Championships moved on to 2022 to not clash with Tokyo and will be held July 15-24 in Oregon, USA. The Swimming World Cup also moved the year even and is between May 13-2 9 in Fukuoka, Japan.
Dates for ChileansRecently the organizers of Tokyo confirmed that the structure of the calendar remains, despite moving the Olympic event one year. For example, the softball will be the first tournament to hit the court on July 21, two days earlier than the official opening will be.
Two days after that will be the turn of the first Chilean to compete. Skeet shooter Francisca Crovetto will contest individual standings at Asaka Shooting Field on sunday morning Sunday 25 in Tokyo, on saturday 24th night in the country.
On the Japanese morning of that same Sunday will also be The turn of Fernanda Aguirre in the taekwondo in the category -57 kg. According to the planning, that same night at the Makuhari Messe Hall A medals for the ladies will be defined.
Parallel to the two of them, Clement Seguel will also compete in the sail. The laserist will run from the Enoshima Sailing Post at noon in Japan on Sunday.
In case of qualifying in the beach volleyball, cousins Marco and Esteban Grimalt must play the qualifiers of the event from Saturday 24.