On March 11, a sudden news spread. "Wall Street Journal" published an interview report on Osama Takahashi, director of the Olympic Organizing Committee. Takahashi said that "it is more realistic to postpone the Olympic Games for one or two years." Takahashi is just a director. Did you make these remarks in an interview with an economic newspaper? European and American media also reprinted the news, and relevant people speculated on the reason. Takahashi, a former executive director of Dentsu, was called the "key man behind" Tokyo's bid to host the Olympics.
It is said that during his tenure as an telemarketing list executive at Dentsu, he drew votes to Tokyo through his contacts in the international sports arena. It is really surprising that such a person who is well versed in the international sports arena said such words. Because it’s okay to postpone it for one year, and “postponing it for two years” is an unexpected plan that no one can think of. Let's take a look at the situation if it is postponed for a year. The summer to fall of 2021 is already full of world championship schedules for various sports. The track and field championships will be held in Oregon, USA in August, the swimming championships in Fukuoka from July to August, the judo championships in Tashkent.
Uzbekistan in October (the schedule has not yet been announced) and the gymnastics championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. If the Olympics were to be held in July and August, then the schedule of these world championships would have to be staggered. However, all major events involve sponsorship contracts and TV broadcast contracts of international sports organizations. Look at the situation if it is postponed for two years, Beijing will host the Winter Olympics in February 2022. The football World Cup will also be held in the same year, as the host is in Qatar. In order to avoid the scorching heat, the competition period is planned to be from November to December. In other words, there is a sudden gap in summer.