The Worldwide Olympic Committee has determined to carry the postponed Olympic Video games subsequent yr, whatever the COVID-19 pandemic, IOC Vice-President, John Coates has introduced.
The Olympics had been imagined to be held in Tokyo in 2020 however had been postponed as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic. John Coates stated that the Olympic Video games can be held subsequent yr and can be thought to be the ‘Video games that conquered COVID’.
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Olympic Video games have solely been canceled thrice in historical past, as soon as through the first world battle and twice through the second world battle. That is the primary time the Olympics have been postponed for a purpose apart from battle.
As per the brand new schedule, the Olympic Video games are set to start on July 23, 2021, and the Japanese officers have made it clear that there is not going to be any extra delays. Though Japan’s borders are nonetheless largely closed to overseas guests and there hasn’t been any constructive information associated to the vaccine, the officers are adamant about beginning the Olympics with none additional delay.
The related stakeholders met final week to debate the small print. “Their job now could be to take a look at all of the totally different counter-measures that can be required for the Video games to happen,” stated Coates.
Some international locations can have it [COVID] below management, some gained’t. We’ll have athletes, subsequently, coming from locations the place it’s below management and from some the place it isn’t. There are 206 groups… so there’s a large job being undertaken on the Japanese facet.
Japanese residents haven’t been eager on internet hosting the Olympic Video games subsequent yr as a result of worry of COVID-19.
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Just lately a ballot revealed that just one in 4 Japanese individuals need the video games to be held subsequent yr. Japanese officers are additionally contemplating internet hosting the video games with out spectators to scale back the danger of spreading the virus.