Switzerland: Tokyo Olympics will be 'great comeback festival of sport' after pandemic — IOC's Bach

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which were postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be a «great comeback festival of sport,» the President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach said during an interview at the Olympic house in Lausanne on Wednesday. «These Olympic games Tokyo 2020 in 2021 can, should and will be the light at the end of the tunnel» for all humanity, he stressed. Bach said that the «Olympic Games can be a great symbol of hope, optimism, solidarity and of unity and diversity,» after the «end of this very difficult period for human kind.» The Tokyo Olympics will take place next year between July 23 and August 8, while the Paralympic Games are due to last from August 24 to September 5, 2021.

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