Tokyo 2020 Games Set To Begin July 2021

The International Olympic Committee has announced that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will now run from July 23 to August 8, 2021 and the Paralympic Games from August 24 to September 5, 2021. The IOC postponed the summer Olympics and Paralympics on March 24, 2020.

IAEJ members who have accreditation for the 2020 Games should contact the Housing Bureau if they had opted for media accommodation. Members who have not heard from the Tokyo Media Accreditation Manager Juliana De Noronha, or have any questions about the accreditation process, can contact her directly on

The FEI’s discipline-specific task forces, already evaluating the impact of Covid-19 on the 2020 Calendar, are exploring possible alternatives for a number of major FEI Events scheduled for 2021, notably the European Championships in Jumping, Dressage and Para Dressage in Budapest, and the European Eventing Championships in Haras du Pin, France.

The three-discipline European Championships in Budapest (HUN) are currently due to run from 23-30 August 2021, and the Eventing Championships in Haras du Pin (FRA) from 11-15 August.

“We need to also look at deadlines for obtaining minimum eligibility requirements and extending the deadline for registration of ownership for Olympic horses,” said FEI President Ingmar De Vos. He also said the FEI has had confirmation from both the IOC and IPC that National Olympic and Paralympic Committees which have been allocated Olympic or Paralympic quota places will retain them despite the postponement.