The IOC President is optimistic about Tokyo 2021
During a visit to Tokyo on Monday, Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, and the Japanese Olympic Committee expressed confidence in the measures being prepared to fight against the coronavirus and the preparation of the next Olympic and Paralympic Games. The purpose of the two-day trip was to reassure national sports federations, athletes, the Japanese population, and foreign spectators who travel in large numbers to each Olympiad.
In order to ensure the largest possible number of participants and spectators from July 23 to August 8, 2021, Thomas Bach and the entire IOC are committed to making "every effort" to ensure that every person present is vaccinated before arriving on Japanese soil, in the event that a Covid-19 vaccine is available before Summer 2021.
Japanese officials and the Olympic Committee are therefore confident that the 2021 Olympic Games will take place and that a cancellation or postponement is not an option. Yoshihide Suga, the Japanese Prime Minister, announced on Monday that the next Games will serve as "proof that mankind have defeated the virus".
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