Three Summer Olympics – 1916 Berlin Games, 1940 Tokyo Games and 1944 London Games were dropped previously. Imagine if The Tokyo Olympics Games 2021 get cancelled for the current year what would happen.
The Tokyo Olympics which was cited to be held in the year 2020 was delayed for almost a complete year because of the lethal Covid pandemic. Since the Olympics is just three and a half months away, the virus is not getting slow, and the new covid variants have held the entire world once again.
Due to which, North Korea turned into the first country to pull out its name from the Tokyo Olympics. The decision taken by the country’s Olympic Committee on 25th March was reported by a website named Sports in DPR Korea run by the nation’s games service.
Despite the fact that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese government has kept up that the Olympics will happen as per its mentioned dates from 23rd July to eighth August 2021 and fact that the torch relay has arrived at its twelfth day, the question, ‘if the Tokyo Olympics gets cancelled, what would happen?’.
Suppose if the Tokyo Games gets cancelled it would not be the first occasion when that version of the Olympics is dropped. In the past, Three Summer Olympics – 1916 Berlin Games, 1940 Tokyo Games and 1944 London Games were dropped beforehand. While the 1916 Berlin Games was dropped because of World War I, the other two games were cancelled due to on-going World War II at that time.
What Might Occur If The Tokyo Olympics Gets Cancelled?
If the Tokyo Olympics is cancelled entirely, the Japanese economy will be the most gravely influenced. Since winning the rights to host in the year 2013 for the Games 2020, the Japanese government has burned through billions of dollars in preparing the city Olympics. If the IOC is compelled to cancel the Olympics completely, it could seriously affect the economy of Japan.
The deferment of the Olympics from 2020 has effectively cost the almost $6billion in financial loss, and now if the Olympics 2021Games are cancelled totally the economic loss would be hard to bear.
As per Statista, as of January 2021, if the Olympics 2021 is canceled the Japanese government would confront misfortunes up to 4,515.1 billion Japanese Yen.
In addition, both the IOC and Japanese government have been marking the Tokyo Olympics as humanity’s success over killing covid pandemic. On the off chance that the renowned occasion is dropped after such proclamations it would doubtlessly convey a bad message to people in the future.
Hence, if the Tokyo Olympics gets cancelled sooner or later before the launch of the event, then it would not just impact economically but morally and mentally too.