Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Olympic Games in Tokyo were postponed to July-August 2021. The Japanese government tried everything to delay this announcement, but ultimately had to accept health imperatives. This announcement allowed the athletes to better plan their preparation and removed some stress. It seems that this change also opens up new opportunities. Indeed a small article of the chain NHK (Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai, largest media in Japan) reports that the discussion for demonstration sports and re-opened, and Swimrun is mentioned!
2021 Olympics: New demonstration sport to be held The Japan Olympic Association announced on January 30 that the Tokyo Olympics will be postponed from July 23 to August 8, 2021. Today, when the month changes, we announced that we will add a new demonstration slot to take advantage of the postponement. The first day of the event is expected to showcase new sports that are developing around the world as a demonstration. One of the sports that is drawing attention is “Swimrun,” which is rapidly gaining in popularity.
Clearly to something to follow closely; Many things are changing rapidly and the little world of Olympia is not spared. Maybe a fantastic opportunity for Swimrun! Thank you to our friends at Japan Swimrun Association for the info and the translation.