June 23rd – Olympics Day! Appropriate time to get this blog series back on track.
“Coronavirus Stopped Play”. And the Games have been postponed to 2021 (will still be called Tokyo 2020 though!) exactly 52 weeks later.
“Hope Lights Our Way” – that was the concept of the Olympic Torch relay. And in these uncertain times, the Olympic flame has come to symbolize the hopes of the entire world. After all, if we can have a “normal” Games in Tokyo next year, it would mean that humankind has emerged out of this Covid-19 crisis. After all, the Olympics are the greatest sporting spectacle and we are all in it together.
Meanwhile all qualified athletes continue to remain qualified. However, for the remaining spots, the individual federations are trying to reschedule the Qualifying events/timelines. Given that sporting action has started resuming (albeit without spectators), we can hope for the Games to be held on track.
A word for all the athletes. Keep safe, stay fit and stay focused on the big prize. The pandemic and the lockdowns have thrown their strict regimens off track. But not for nothing are they the crème de la crème of world sports. They will light up the competition and be a beacon of hope for the ailing world.
Meanwhile, lets all stay home and stay safe and be there to celebrate the Games next year.
And yes, since its Olympics Day, why not try this fitness regime as we stay home!