International Olympic Committee, IPC and local organising committee have confirmed new dates for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics games which will be held in 2021.
As per the new dates, Tokyo Olympics will commence on 23rd, July and climax on 8th, August 2021 while Paralympics games kick off on 24th, August to 5th, September the same year.
Last week the games were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic canceling the earlier on scheduled dates, 24th, July 2020 as the kick off.
In the statement released, the name remains unchanged (Tokyo 2020).
“These new dates give the health authorities and all involved in the organisation of the Games the maximum time to deal with the constantly changing landscape and the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic” .
“The new dates, exactly one year after those originally planned for 2020 (Olympic Games: 24 July to 9 August 2020 and Paralympic Games: 25 August to 6 September 2020), also have the added benefit that any disruption that the postponement will cause to the international sports calendar can be kept to a minimum, in the interests of the athletes and the IFs”
“Additionally, they will provide sufficient time to finish the qualification process. The same heat mitigation measures as planned for 2020 will be implemented”
List of Qualified Participants in Uganda.
Albert Chamutai – 3000M Steeplechase
Joshua Chepetegei – 5000M
Ronald Musagala – 1500M
Esther Chebet – 1500M
Sarah Chelangat – 5000M
Peruth Chemutai – 3000M Steeplechase
Stella Chesang – 5000M
Halimah Nakaayi – 800M
Winnie Nanyondo – 1500M
Shadir Musa Bwogi, He scored a box-off victory against Jesse Lartey of Ghana to secure a spot in the Men’s Welter weight
Women’s Single Sculls, Uganda qualified on boat in the games by topping the field in the B-final and securing the third of five berths available at the 2019 FISA African Olympic qualification Regatta in Tunis, Tunisia marking Uganda’s debut in the sport ( Bowing