- International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach said – no one knows what will happen in 2021
- Due to coronavirus, Tokyo Olympics postponed this year, will now be from 23 July to 8 August 2021
May 17, 2020, 09:36 AM IST
International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach has said that full vigil is being exercised over next year's Tokyo Olympics. The vaccine of the coronavirus pandemic that has engulfed the entire world has not yet been made. In such a situation, questions are being raised about the Olympics. Bach said that there is still 14 months left for the Tokyo Games. The appropriate decision will be taken when the time is right.
The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed due to coronavirus. The games were to be held in July this year, but now in 2021 will be between July 23 to August 8. The Japanese government has completed almost all preparations for the Games. The rest are still ongoing. As of Saturday, more than 4.5 million corona infections were found worldwide. 3.04 lakh people died.
'Keep patience and watch the circumstances'
An agreement has been reached between Bach and the World Health Organization (WHO) head Tradros Adenom Gebreyes. Accordingly, health awareness will be promoted in the society through sports. Bach was questioned that the Corona vaccine had not yet been made and people would come in contact with each other at the Tokyo Games. In such a situation, what steps are being taken to prevent infection?
To this, Bach said, “We have one year and two months left before the Tokyo Games.” WHO is being consulted. The task force of IOC and WHO is working together. I believe that no one will be able to give the right answer to how the world will be in July 2021. We should be patient and keep an eye on the circumstances. ”
'Difficult to be Olympic without vaccine'
Recently the Global Health Scientist said that it is difficult to be a Tokyo Olympics without Corona's vaccine. IOC Coordination Commission Chairman John Cot had acknowledged that coronaviruses could affect the re-scheduled Olympics. At the same time, Devi Sridhar, President and Professor of Global Health, Edinburgh University, said, “The vaccine is necessary for the Olympics to be on time. It is impossible to have games without a vaccine. “
Could not be Olympic next year: Corona Expert
Japan's Corona expert Kantaro Iwata expressed disappointment last month and said that it is very difficult to have the Games next year. He said, “If I say with honesty, I don't think the Olympics will be held next year. At present, there are only two options for conducting the games. The first is to control the virus in Japan, while the second is to control the worldwide epidemic. Because, you will invite athletes and spectators from all over the world. “