International Olympic Committee President (IOC) Thomas Bach said the “cancellation” or “postponement” of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was not mentioned at a meeting of the International Olympic Committee which took place on Wednesday.
Japan’s Olympic minister also made a statement earlier on Tuesday, the Summer Olympics could be postponed to the end of the year due to concerns about an outbreak of acute respiratory infections caused by the virus strain. New Corona.
Mr. Bach said the IOC would not infer what might happen in the future.
The Olympics are scheduled to run from July 24 to August 9.
The right to cancel the Olympics rests with the IOC, but Mr. Bach said the committee was very confident of the success of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Mr. Bach reiterated that regular meetings with the epidemic-related team were still ongoing. Both IOC and local organizers are still “committed” to a safe Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The IOC President added: “The Commission will ‘not add fuel to the fire’ in the context of the current epidemic or its future progress, but the ‘allocation of competition quotas’ may still be implemented. is currently in some competitions if athletes are not allowed to compete in the standard translation conditio”.
“This is a great challenge, but I must say I am quite proud of the Olympic movement and the great solidarity between the stakeholders to this day in an effort to tackle the challenges,” Mr. Bach said.
“I promise to uphold the views I have stated in the statement and we, the International Olympic Committee, will not allow the flow of speculation to govern our decisions.”
According to the IOC, up to now, there have been 4.5 million tickets to the Olympics in Japan and sold more than 80 million other tickets are waiting.
Organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have agreed to reduce the scale of the torch relay to limit the spread of the disease.
International Olympic Committee Commissioner Dick Pound previously said the organizers could “be reluctant” to cancel the Olympics in the event of an acute respiratory infection caused by the newly developed Corona virus strain. pandemic, despite the preparations still “going as usual”.