2020 Olympics start July 23, 2021

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8, 2021

Paralympics also rescheduled to Aug. 24-Sept. 5

FIG via email:

We will focus our efforts on respecting the spirit of the Olympic qualification system as defined in the rules. We will ensure that events that had to be postponed can take place once this global health crisis is behind us and we will be absolutely certain that all conditions are met and guarantee the safety of all participants.”
The IOC has already confirmed that all quota places that have been allocated to date shall remain allocated to the National Olympic Committees and athletes that obtained them.

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ALREADY-qualified Olympians will keep spots for 2021

All athletes who had qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will keep their spots for the Games next year following their postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday. …

The IOC also said that the amount of spots allocated for each sport at the Games would remain the same next year. …

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René Cournoyer – Canada – had already qualified as an Individual in the AA at 2019 Worlds

Allan Bower postpones wedding for Olympics

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2020 Olympics postponed to 2021

As expected.

Plan is to host in 2021, but not later than summer 2021.

The postponement of the Olympic Games will also have several repercussions on the FIG rules, especially those of the Gymnastics disciplines.

The FIG will take the time to assess all the implications resulting from this postponement and will carefully review what adjustments or modifications should be made.

Athletes’ interest and safety will lie at the centre at any decision.

FIG

Originally scheduled to be held from 24 July-9 August 2020, the Games have been moved to next year due to the developing global situation in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, they will retain the Tokyo 2020 name. …

Olympic Channel

62% of American athletes support postponement

Via USAG.

2020 Olympics will be postponed

Veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound told USA TODAY Sports Monday afternoon that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are going to be postponed, likely to 2021, with the details to be worked out in the next four weeks. …

“It will come in stages,” he said.

“We will postpone … and begin to deal with all the ramifications …, which are immense.”

USA Today

3-time Olympic trampoline medallist Karen Cockburn

I’ve always been a huge fan of Karen Cockburn.

Her autobiography, called Karen Cockburn: Soaring High, was published in November 2007.

FIG posted an excellent new interview:

… the first – and to date, the only – woman to win three Olympic medals in Trampoline, establishing Canada as one of the premier Trampoline nations along the way.

The medal-winning precedent Cockburn set with her bronze in 2000 and silvers in 2004 and 2008 was carried on by her friend and training partner Rosie MacLennan, who took gold in 2012 and 2016. …

What is the effect that your coach Dave Ross has had on Trampoline Gymnastics in Canada?

KC: You would need to write an entire book on this topic to truly know the impact he has had. Dave’s athletes have won seven Olympic medals. All of these athletes he has personally trained since they were about 10 years old. …

Legends of Gymnastics: Q+A with three-time Olympic medallist Karen Cockburn

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Canada will not compete Olympics as scheduled

UPDATEAustralia was the second nation to announce they would not attend in July.

The Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee say they will not send athletes to compete in Tokyo if the games go ahead as scheduled, set to begin on July 24th. …

“With COVID-19 and the associated risks, it is not safe for our athletes, and the health and safety of their families and the broader Canadian community for athletes to continue training towards these Games. …

CBC