2020 Olympics and Paralympics, postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Continental Olympic qualifiers in the Americas, Europe, and Oceania, which had scheduled for this year before canceled in response to the COVID-19 crisis, have confirmed in for the spring and summer of 2021. Korean Baseball Organization Season Begins: live sports for the first time since March to know click here.
2020 Olympics cancel
Last month, Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori admitted the Olympics could cancel if the Covid-19 pandemic continues into next year. The final qualification tournament has also been moved and now set to take place alongside the Paris stage of the 2021 Archery World Cup.
2020 Olympics New Procedure
World Archery releases a new qualification procedure for the Tokyo Olympics that has extended the period in which athletes can shoot minimum qualifying scores until June 28, 2021. The organization said 87 of 128 archery quotas for Tokyo 2020 had filled, and that all places already qualified would remain with the nation which secured the position at the Games.
Qualified athletes hold their seats for 2020 Olympics
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said athletes who have qualified for Tokyo 2020 would hold their seats for the rearranged Games, scheduled to be held between July 23 and August 8, 2021. The IOC has told International Federations to use their original qualification systems where possible.
Paralympic qualifiers in the Americas and Europe have rescheduled for the spring and summer of 2021. The final Paralympic qualification tournament has also delayed until the summer of next year.
Qualification is the main issue federations are emerging from the delay of the Olympics and Paralympics. Senior international Olympics official John Coates says the delayed Tokyo Olympics could end up being the greatest Games ever, coming next year as the world emerges from the COVID-19 crisis.