Fully committed to start Tokyo Games on July 24th: IOC chief


With doubts elevating over the Tokyo Olympic Games amid coronavirus outbreak, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach stated the frame is fully committed to making certain the tournament is going on as consistent with schedule and turns out to be a successful event.

However, addressing Japanese media on Thursday, Bach said that at this point of time, he doesn’t need to create any speculation and desires to reassure the athletes and to encourage them to go ahead with complete steam with reference to their schooling and their preparations for the Tokyo Games.

“The respectable position of the IOC is that we’re fully dedicated to the achievement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and that we’re already now doing the entirety to make sure no longer simplest the success of the Games, however additionally to make certain the qualification and the arrangements of the athletes of the world, because the safety of every participant at the Olympic Games, be it athlete, respectable, spectator, is the top priority for the IOC and also for the Organising Committee Tokyo 2020,” he said.

Senior IOC member Dick Pound recently said that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo due to the coronavirus outbreak, organisers are in all likelihood to cancel it altogether than to put off or pass it.

“I suppose the information speak for themselves, and we should additionally now not forget about that Dick Pound also stated that the IOC is fully committed to have the hole rite there on July 24 in Tokyo,” stated Bach when requested to reply on Pound”s statement.

“What it’s far now, is to make certain the qualification process and defensive the safety of the athletes on the same time. This is what we are doing in cooperation with the Japanese government, with the World Health Organisation, additionally in cooperation with the Chinese Olympic Committee and the government and with many NOCs.

The IOC chief further stated that the Japanese government are taking essential measures to make certain the Games begin on time and that there”s no trouble for the athletes in addition to the spectators.

“This willpower by means of Japan and this fantastic solidarity by means of the sports movement and beyond the sports movement places us in a role again to mention we’re continuing our arrangements for those are a hit Games as planned.”

The Tokyo Olympic Games are scheduled to be held from July 24 to August 9.