The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are just one of the many major events being delayed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak across the world. Since gathering hundreds of thousands of people together for athletic events isn’t wise during a time of widespread illness, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were pushed to an undetermined time. But now the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has set new dates for late summer in 2021, giving everyone “the maximum time to deal with the constantly changing landscape and the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.” Read More »
Update: The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have officially been postponed until at least summer 2021 to “safeguard the health of the athletes and everyone involved,” according to the The Tokyo Organising Committee. Our original story continues below.
The 2020 Summer Olympics, which would have taken place in Tokyo in July and August, are almost certainly going to be postponed due to the coronavirus (aka COVID-19). While the Olympics have been canceled in the past because of war, this is the first time they’ve ever been suspended.
One committee member has said an internal decision has already been made to delay the games, likely until 2021, while a spokesman for NBC Sports, who would have broadcasted the games, seems to indicate that they haven’t heard the final word quite yet, but that they’re willing to stand by the decision to suspend the games if that’s what the voting body opts to do. Read More »
The Criterion Collection is a fantastic, continuing series of important films released across the history of cinema. From influential classics to contemporary masterpieces, the Criterion Collection creates definitive editions of films for cinephiles to pour over, and their next big collection is something that die hard sports fans will be drooling over as they wait for the next year of the Olympics.
Marking The Criterion Collection’s biggest box set ever, 100 Years of Olympic Films will span 53 movies from 41 editions of the Olympic games from both the summer and winter seasons. This is the culmination of a 20-year project collecting cinematic documentaries that captured some of the most amazing moments in sports history, from Jesse Owens shattering sprinting world records on the track in 1936 Berlin to Joan Benoit breaking away to win the first-ever women’s marathon on the streets of Los Angeles in 1984. Read More »