Three Lessons To Take From The Delayed Tokyo 2020 Games

What future host cities can learn from the postponement of the 2020 Summer Games

IOC Vice President John Coates (left) and Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori (right) addressing the media. photo via Tokyo 2020/Shugo Takemi
Former IOC President Jacques Rogge unveiling the 2020 Summer games host in 2013. ©Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Get Out Ahead Of The Rumors

Former prime minister, Shinzo Abe drumming up excitement during the Olympic candidacy process. Photo via:

“ We are facing something that is unprecedented in modern times. The Olympic and Paralympic Games have never been threatened in this manner and there are many unknowns. As of now we plan to move ahead, but have begun making contingency planes to delay the games incase things continue to worsen.”

Contract Stipulations

Former IOC President Jacques Rogge and former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signing the host city contract. ©Getty Images

Don’t Sell Off Infrastructure So Quickly

Aerial shot of the Athletes’ Village in the Tokyo Bay area. and the condos that were sold off to applicants last year. Photo via:

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Shotaro Honda Moore

Shotaro Honda Moore

A writer living in Japan. Creating articles about the 2020 Tokyo Games. A regular contributor to Junkture Magazine.