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2020 Olympic Games & Sports Organizations: Support Professional & Amateur Athletes

 
 
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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
On July 23, 2021, over 10,000 athletes from 200+ nations, along with an Olympic refugee team, will begin their quest to make sports history in Tokyo, Japan during the postponed 2020 Olympic Games.  The XXXII Olympiad, originally scheduled for last summer, was rescheduled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.  
 
In the latest turn of events, on July 8, 2021, a state of emergency was issued by the Japanese government, due to rising Coronavirus infections. This prompted the International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers to announce that spectators would be barred from attending all Olympic events.  With a now solely televised event, this may be the most unusual Olympic Games in modern history.  The Games will conclude on August 8, and the Paralympics will begin on August 24. 
 
Support Athletes All Year Round 
In an effort to showcase organizations available to athletes — from professional to amateur, we have compiled a list of sports organizations for you to consider supporting all year round.  As highly-rated 3- and 4-Star charities, they meet or exceed industry standards and perform as well as, or better than, most organizations in their cause area.  
 
For Encompass-rated sports charities that are highly-rated, having a numerical score of 75 and above, search here using keywords.
Nationally-focused organizations
Internationally-focused organizations
Special needs & disabled-focused organizations
Women & girls-focused organizations
BIPOC communities-focused organizations

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