The Tokyo Olympics have been pushed back nearly a year and will now start on 23 July 2021.
The Olympics were scheduled to kick off on 22 July this year but the Coronavirus pandemic forced Japan and the IOC to postpone them
. The Games will now run from 23 July to 8 August 2021 with the Paralympics coming shortly after from 24 August until 5 September 2021.
These dates will apparently give the organisers time to deal with the fallout from the pandemic and provide sufficient time to finish the qualification process. However, any athletes already qualified and quota places awarded will remain unchanged. The dates of specific events have not yet been released although we suspect mountain biking will fall at a similar time to its schedule in the postponed event and should be around the 28th and 29th of July.