January 6th According to a report by Sky News Network on the 6th, Dick Pound, a senior official of the International Olympic Committee, said that athletes should give priority to vaccination against the novel coronavirus so as to avoid the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Dick Pound, a senior official of the International Olympic Committee, said he believes that as long as athletes are vaccinated early, the Olympic Games will still be held. The IOC is also considering assisting athletes who do not qualify for vaccination to achieve vaccination before the summer.
The report also said that the British government is discussing with the British Olympic Association to prioritize vaccination for athletes to ensure that the vaccination will be completed by the end of July, while stressing that this priority will not be at the expense of the elderly and vulnerable.
The outside world is paying attention to whether this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games can be held as scheduled on July 23.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiro Kan announced on the 5th that the Japanese Capital Circle will enter a state of emergency on the 7th, and the situation of the COVID-19 epidemic is not optimistic.
The International Olympic Committee is preparing a plan for what may happen to the Tokyo Olympic Games, and the possibility of playing the competition behind closed doors is not ruled out.