The President of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), Raffaele Chiulli, today welcomed the announcement that the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from 23 July to 8 August 2021. International sports federations have been quick to express their willingness to adjust calendars for international sports competitions, showing flexibility and solidarity.
“GAISF’s members stand shoulder to shoulder in their willingness to do everything they can to ensure that international sport resumes effectively as soon as it is appropriate to do so,” said GAISF President Raffaele Chiulli. “In a time of unprecedented uncertainty, one constant has been the willingness of the IOC and Japan to provide an exceptional opportunity for athletes to shine. For this, we are very thankful.”
GAISF’s multisport competitions for 2021, the World Urban Games and the World Combat Games, will be scheduled in a way that considers Tokyo 2020 and the Olympic Movement. GAISF will also assist, as required, in coordinating efforts to reschedule competitions set for 2021 and beyond.