International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said he understood why the summer Olympics in Tokyo would have to be canceled if it could not be held in 2021.
Recall that the Olympics were originally supposed to be held in the summer of 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed to the summer of 2021. The OI organizing Committee has already said that the Games will have to be canceled if the event cannot be held in 2021.
“Frankly, I understand this, because you can’t always hire 3-5 thousand people to the organizing Committee. You can’t change the entire sports calendar every year in all the major federations around the world. Athletes can’t have uncertainty. I understand this approach of our Japanese partners.
You need to be prepared for various scenarios that may be required to organize Games. This applies to health measures. It may require a quarantine for athletes, for some athletes, for other participants in the Games, ” the BBC quoted Bach as saying.
Thomas Bach: it’s too early to talk about limiting the number of spectators in the stands of the Olympics
The head of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, said that it is too early to talk about restrictions on the number of spectators at the Olympic games in Tokyo.
“It is important to hold The games in Tokyo in a safe environment, and who recommendations play an important role. Whether we reduce the number of viewers will depend on how things will look in a year’s time. It is too early to say that we will limit the number of spectators at the games in Tokyo, “R-Sport quotes Bach as saying.
The Olympic games in Tokyo were supposed to be held in August 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, they were postponed to 2021 and should be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021. This is the first in recent history of the Game that will not pass in due time.