Stillness to rescue the Olympic Movement: exploring opportunities in the postponement of Tokyo 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which is an unprecedented decision that is bringing about colossal challenges to every institutional stakeholder in the Olympic System. The IOC has launched a robust taskforce to assess the reach and impact of the postponement, and provide guidance to adapt the project of the Games to a new timeline, which is addressing the logistical, managerial and financial aspects of this endeavor. This paper, however, aims to approach this unprecedented challenge from a perspective that privileges the opportunities it creates to shift the course of the Olympic Movement towards a better alignment with Olympic ideals, based on some recommendations of Agenda 2020 as well.
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Subjects: organizing Olympic Games Olympic Summer Games 2020 sport politics IOC finances Olympic movement moral motivation sports federation international
Notations: organisations and events management and organisation of sport sport history and sport politics
Tagging: Coronavirus
DOI: 10.30937/2526-6314.v4.id93
Published in: Olimpianos - Journal of Olympic Studies
Published: 2020
Volume: 4
Pages: 37-48
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced