2020 was a year of upheaval for the world of sports, with many major events either canceled, postponed, or held without an audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we move forward into 2021, the world of sports is still grappling with the impact of the pandemic, but there are signs of recovery and a return to some semblance of normalcy. One of the biggest events on the calendar this year is the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, which were originally scheduled for 2020 but were pushed back a year due to the pandemic.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stated that the Games will go ahead as planned, despite concerns about the ongoing spread Times of Spanish the virus. The Olympics are set to begin on July 23 and run until August 8, and will feature thousands of athletes from around the world competing in various sports ranging from athletics and swimming to gymnastics and basketball. Another major sporting event that will take place this year is the UEFA Euro 2020 soccer tournament, which was also postponed from 2020.
The tournament will take place in various countries across Europe from June 11 to July 11 and will feature some of the best soccer teams from around the continent. The postponement of Euro 2020 was particularly disappointing for fans, as it was the first time the tournament had been held in multiple countries, and was intended to be a celebration of the sport’s unifying power across Europe. In the world of tennis, the Grand Slam tournaments will continue to provide excitement and drama throughout the year.
The Australian Open, which took place in February, was held with strict COVID-19 protocols in place, including mandatory quarantines for players upon arrival in the country.