International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said that all participants in the Tokyo Summer Olympics will be vaccinated when the coronavirus vaccine appears in the world.
This was reported by the Japanese news agency Kyodo. It is noted that this issue was discussed during a meeting between Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Sugi.
The Tokyo Summer Olympics were originally scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the competitions were postponed for a year and will now be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021. In this case, the name “Tokyo-2020” will be retained.
Earlier it was reported that Japan may cancel the quarantine for athletes and spectators at the Olympics.
Australia to host the 2032 Queensland Olympics
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at a meeting with the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said that the country’s authorities fully support Queensland’s bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics.
This was reported on Twitter by the IOC. The state of Queensland has officially announced its intention to apply to host the 2032 Games in December 2019. The city of Brisbane and the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast resort areas were also to be included in the bid campaign.
In May 2020, the bidding campaign was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier, Bach said that the IOC will vaccinate all OI participants against coronavirus.
Japan may end quarantine for athletes and spectators at the Olympics
The Japanese government, at a meeting dedicated to the holding of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and measures to combat coronavirus, confirmed the course to abolish quarantine for foreign athletes and spectators from states where the situation with the pandemic has stabilized.
At the same time, the issue of the presence of foreign spectators and possible restrictions on the number of fans will be decided in the spring. It is noted that viewers from countries with a stable situation with coronavirus may be allowed to use public transport, but for fans from countries with an unfavorable epidemiological situation, the need for quarantine will remain.
Athletes who arrive in the country before the start of the Games can attend competitions and training sessions during a two-week quarantine.
It is expected that a decision on these issues will be made before the end of the year.
Earlier, the Prime Minister of Japan said that the OI will show that humanity has coped with the coronavirus.