Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has burdened it is too early to determine the destiny of 2020 Tokyo Olympic Video games amid the continued coronavirus pandemic. He stated that in a teleconference with representatives of athletes on Wednesday, former Olympic champion Yang Yang informed Xinhua information company. About 200 representatives from the worldwide federations, athletes and Athletes Commissions of associated Olympic organising committees attended the two-hour teleconference with IOC members of related departments. Yang joined as chair of Athletes Commissions of Beijing 2022.
In line with Yang, Bach stated hat he understood that hypothesis over suspending and even cancelling Tokyo 2020 has interrupted the athletes’ preparation for the Video games.
The president went on to clarify that the IOC is not going to insist on holding the Video games out of financial issues, which may very well be dealt by IOC’s threat administration and insurance coverage. Proper now, the organisation is protecting shut cooperation with related authorities together with the World Well being Group to guage if the state of affairs is appropriate for internet hosting the Video games.
The Tokyo 2020 organising committee is dedicated to host the Video games as scheduled, which they imagine will deliver hope to folks in tough instances, Bach informed the athletes.
Bach defined modifications made within the Olympic quota allocation on account of cancellation of qualifying match to keep away from the unfold of the COVID-19 pandemic, and responded to some athletes’ issues that they didn’t obtain sufficient help from their nationwide Olympic committee throughout this particular time.
The IOC famous that extra frequent anti-doping checks will probably be carried out to maintain the Olympics clear in case some athletes benefit from the closing of anti-doping labs in some nations and areas because of the pandemic, which was additionally the priority raised by representatives on the teleconference.
The IOC has been having teleconference with shareholders together with worldwide federations, representatives athletes and nationwide Olympic committees since Tuesday.