It has been one week since IOC president Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the postponement of the 2020 Summer Games. Today, the historic announcement (the Summer Games have never been postponed like this before) was followed by an official start date: July 23, running through August 8, 2021.
Last week, the IOC released a statement supporting the decision, saying the Games “must be rescheduled… to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games, and the international community.”
Skaters are used to delays—just try being a filmer—but the circumstances surrounding this decision do contribute to a sort of general hopelessness and fear. Nyjah Huston summed up our collective reaction to the news in this recent Instagram post… we feel you, ‘Jah. Follow The Berrics on Instagram for more Olympics news.
Watch some of our recent team U.S.A. Olympics coverage below… and stay safe out there: don’t go outside, wash your hands, and keep hope alive.