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The organizers of the Tokyo Olympics are not going to limit the number of participants

20.11.2020 65 просмотров

The number of athletes at the Tokyo Olympics will not be reduced.

The organizers of the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, postponed to next year, do not plan to reduce the number of athletes participating in the competitions against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. This was announced on Wednesday at a press conference in the Japanese capital by Vice President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) John Coates.

“The number of athletes will not be reduced. It will be the same. But we have to be sure that the Olympic Village is the safest place in Tokyo,   

About 11 thousand athletes should take part in the Olympics, and about 4.4 thousand more people will take part in the Paralympic Games.

This week, an IOC delegation led by president Thomas Bach visited Japan. On Monday, Bach said the IOC intends to bear the cost of vaccinating athletes ahead of the Olympics if a coronavirus vaccine is available by then. At the same time, according to him, the very presence of vaccination will not be a prerequisite for athletes to participate in the Games.

The Tokyo Olympics were to be held from 24 July to 9 August 2020. Due to the pandemic, the competition was postponed by a year and will now take place between 23 July and 8 August 2021. At the same time, the name of the Games (“Tokyo 2020”) has been retained. In  June, the Organizing Committee of the Games called for  simplification of the format for holding competitions next year. It is planned that they will be organized on the basis of three basic principles: ensuring a safe environment, minimizing costs and simplifying the format of the event.

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