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Seiko Hashimoto wants to see spectators at the 2020 Olympics

27.02.2021 112 просмотров

The head of the organizing committee of the Games in Tokyo believes that they should be held with the audience.


The Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo must be held with spectators, despite the situation with the coronavirus pandemic. This opinion was expressed in an interview published on Saturday with Japanese newspapers Asahi and Yomiuri by the head of the organizing committee of the Games Seiko Hashimoto.

they are allowed to participate in other competitions, then, in my opinion, the athletes will definitely have an idea why only the Olympics and Paralympics should be held without spectators, ”she said. Seiko Hashimoto also noted that this option is not offered, but the situation with the coronavirus should be monitored.

At the same time, the head of the organizing committee pointed out the need to take care of on measures to prevent the spread of infection. “Our approval rating will not improve unless concerns regarding the entry of foreigners and the burden on the country's medical system are addressed. The first thing to do is to take action against the coronavirus,” she added.

On March 3, an online meeting is to be held with the participation of the leadership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), representatives the government of Japan, the administration of Tokyo and the organizing committee of the Games. It is expected to discuss, among other things, the issue of allowing spectators to enter sports facilities during the Olympics.

The Tokyo Olympics were supposed to be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the competition was postponed for a year and will take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021. At the same time, the name of the Tokyo 2020 Games has been retained.

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