The international Olympic Committee (IOC) is considering several options for hosting the summer Olympic games in Japan in 2021. This was stated at a press conference after the meeting of the IOC Executive Committee by the head of the organization Thomas Bach.
“The situation changes every day, and this affects our planning. The working group should prepare for different scenarios. No one knows what the situation will be next year. It’s not easy, but social distance is one of the issues we are discussing,” Bach said.
“We also deal with operational testing and vaccination. But it’s too early to say what the final scenario will be. The only thing we can say is that the Games will be safe for all participants,” the IOC head added.
The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to run from July 23 to August 8, 2021. The games were postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
An information center for people with non-traditional orientation will work in Tokyo during the 2020 Olympics
An information center for people with non-traditional orientation will work in Tokyo during the 2020 Olympics.
The center, called the “House of pride”, will open in October.
In the “house of pride” athletes (and any other interested persons) will be able to read books and various materials about LGBT people, as well as get advice.
The first such center was opened in Vancouver 2010 and since then has worked at every Olympic games except Sochi 2014.
“We decided to open the center early, as some people told us that it is difficult for them to spend time in the house with a family that does not have understanding,” said gon Matsunaka, Head of the pride house.
“The center will allow many people to learn about the importance of diversity,” said Japanese soccer player and center employee Shiho Shimoyamada, who made a coming-out a year ago.