Economy COVID-19: Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for next year; here are new dates Updated : March 30, 2020 06:55 PM IST Tokyo Olympics organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021. Last week, the IOC and Japanese organizers postponed the Olympics until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. This year's games were scheduled to open on July 24 and close on August 9. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.