The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has revised the qualification deadline for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the Games were postponed until 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. In its qualification system principles updated following confirmation of the new dates for the Games, the IOC said the qualification period would end on June 29 next year.
The date is exactly a week before the final entry deadline of July 5, 18 days before the Olympics are due to open on July 23. In a separate letter to National Olympic Committees (NOC), the IOC said it hoped to finalize the adapted qualification system later this month.
The IOC has also told international federations to use their original qualification systems where possible after numerous events had been cancelled or postponed in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.