Japanese Minister for the Olympics and Paralympics Seiko Hashimoto said that the summer Olympic games in Tokyo should be held at all costs, even despite the threat of the spread of coronavirus infection. Recall that the Games were originally scheduled to take place in July-August 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, they were postponed to 2021.

“All the people who are involved in the Games work together and prepare. The same applies to athletes who are making significant efforts in the current circumstances. We must hold the Olympics at any cost, ” Kyodo quoted the official as saying.

Earlier, the Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), John Coates, assured that the summer Olympic games in Tokyo will be held regardless of the situation with the coronavirus.

Vice-President of the IOC: Tokyo Olympics to be held regardless of coronavirus

Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) John Coates assured that the summer Olympic games in Tokyo will be held regardless of the situation with the coronavirus. Recall that the Games were originally scheduled to take place in July-August 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, they were postponed to 2021.

“The Olympics will be held – with or without coronavirus. The games will begin on July 23, 2021. These will be the Games that won COVID-19, the light at the end of the tunnel.

In some countries, the situation with the pandemic will be under control, in some-not. Athletes from both countries will come to the Olympics. The host country will face a serious challenge, ” the official was quoted as saying by AFP.

Earlier, the head of the world anti-doping Agency, Witold Banka, threatened the United States with suspension from the Olympics.

The United States has long been lit up in an unhealthy interest in international sports institutions

Honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vitaly Smirnov commented on the conflict between the United States and the world anti-doping Agency (WADA). Earlier, the head of WADA, Witold Banka, threatened the United States with suspension from the Olympic games if it refused to Finance the organization, after the drug enforcement Administration called on the US Congress to consider refusing to Finance WADA if the organization does not carry out reforms.

“So far, this is a requirement of politicians. We do not interact with the political bodies of countries, but with affiliated members – national Olympic committees, whose position should be considered, but we do not see it now.

So far, this is a requirement of politicians. We do not interact with the political bodies of countries, but with affiliated members – national Olympic committees, whose position should be considered, but we do not see it now.

Similar calls from congressmen have been made before, remember John McCain. He was known not only for his latest statements, this is the same McCain who investigated the case of corruption in the International Olympic Committee in the late 90’s. Then he advocated the transfer of the IOC to the United States, it was with him that Juan Antonio Samaranch fought. Us congressmen have long been lit up in their unhealthy interest in international sports institutions.