Olympic Athletes Age – level 1

13-04-2020 15:00

The date changes for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The new date is summer 2021. Many athletes qualify for the 2020 Olympics. These athletes can take part in the 2021 Olympics, too.

However, some athletes have a problem with their age. There is an age limit for athletes. Some athletes are too old next year. Some athletes are too young this year. It is a difficult situation.

The International Olympic Committee says that it is possible to change the age limits. However, sports federations must decide what to do.

More athletes can qualify for the 2021 Olympics. Sports federations plan competitions and games for athletes. The health of the athletes is the most important thing. Sports federations must be fair. All athletes must get a chance to qualify for the 2021 Olympics.

Difficult words: qualify (when an athlete can compete because he follows certain rules), age limit (the age at which a person can or cannot do something), sports federation (an organization that looks after athletes and teams and that plans competitions and games).

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