February 10th – According to a report by Kyodo News Agency of Japan, on February 9th local time, the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee announced the first edition of the “rules set” for athletes summarizing rules such as coronavirus epidemic prevention measures during the Olympic Games.
It says athletes are tested for COVID-19 at least every 4 days to confirm infection.
Coronavirus testing for athletes is reported to be implemented in principle in the Olympic Village.
For the situation that the world’s top professional athletes do not stay in the Olympic Village but stay in hotels, they will also be required to be tested in the Olympic Village.
The Rule Set does not mandate athletes to be vaccinated, but must comply with the rules whether or not they have been vaccinated.
It also states the penalty rules, and if there is a serious violation, it may be disqualified from the Olympic Games.
The report also said that athletes who measure temperatures above 37.5 degrees twice in the competition venue will not be allowed to enter; the scope of movement and dining venues will be limited to Olympic villages and competition venues.
The “rules set” is based on the medium-term combing content summarized by the coordination meeting of the coronavirus response led by the Japanese government.
It is formulated through consultation with the Olympic Organizing Committee, the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee.
Previously, the first edition has been released for people and the media related to international individual sports federations (IF).