The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced today its revised test event calendar, following changes made in the wake of the postponement of the Games earlier this year.
The revised test event calendar covers test events for 18 disciplines taking place between March and May 2021. These events are an important component of pre-Games preparations. They will test three essential elements: the field of play (competition area) for each event; the use of technology; and workforce – with a particular focus on technical aspects, including COVID-19 countermeasures.
In addition, Tokyo 2020 will re-examine and review the content of test events that were scheduled prior to the postponement of the Games, in collaboration with the International Federations. This further aligns with the recommendations of Olympic Agenda 2020 and the New Norm, enhancing efficiency and reducing costs.
In response to the COVID-19 situation, Tokyo 2020 will implement infection control measures and plan to conduct comprehensive tests of various aspects of venue management, including taking care of spectators at selected test events.
Some aspects of the test events are still under review. Any changes will be announced by Tokyo 2020 as soon as they are decided.