The date for the 2021 Olympics has already been confirmed. The game will run from July 23 to August 8 2021 and whereas the Paralympics will start from August 24 to September 5, 2021. The pandemic has postponed the date of the Olympics multiple times since 2020. But, finally, the time has fixed for the 2021 Olympics. Tokyo is all set to prepare for the Olympic as of now. However, many players are concerned about the smaller outbreak seen in japan.
Many players are afraid that it can affect their games if such an outbreak starts appearing in the games. Similarly, Australian swimmer Kyle Chalmers in an interview with Adelaide Advertiser he admitted that the prospect of being in Japan is “A little bit scary. Kyle Chalmers is all set to ramp up the preparation to compete with American swimmer Caeleb Dressel. In the 2016 Olympics, he has won the Gold medal outpacing Dressel.
Currently, Tokyo is fighting the Fourth Wave of Covid-19. The country has gone into less strict lockdown to tackle the fourth wave of Coronavirus in the country. So, Kyle Chalmers admitted that he was nervous about the situation in Tokyo. He also told that “He is afraid that if such outbreaks start to continue in a game then it can affect the game of a player who has successfully completed semi-final and tested positive in final”. This would affect the game of players as they need to be isolated for around 14 days.
However, according to Australia ministry, it is said that most of the athlete will be vaccinated before going to Tokyo. It was not clear that either the Chalmers have received his first Jab or not. Similarly, Thousands of athletes are entering the country which could reignite a new surge in the cases. Organizers are also facing domestic opposition amid the fear of a new surge.