The International Olympic Committee announced on the 11th that IOC President Bach will visit Tokyo, Japan from the 15th to the 18th. This is also Bach’s first visit to Japan after the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Bach said at the press conference that day that in Tokyo, he will visit the Olympic village and stadiums, talk to athletes and personally experience relevant epidemic prevention measures. Bach said that the Tokyo Olympics will adopt a complete set of strict epidemic prevention measures. He hopes that his visit will give athletes and other participants more confidence. He believes that the Tokyo Olympics will be held in a safe environment in nine months. .
When answering questions from reporters, Bach made it clear that the visit will not discuss the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics. The International Olympic Committee is confident that the Tokyo Olympics will be held on July 23 next year.
Regarding whether spectators will be allowed to enter the Olympic venues to watch the games by then, Bach said that the baseball, gymnastics and other games just held in Japan have already allowed spectators to watch the games on site, which makes the IOC “increasingly reason to believe that there will be sufficient numbers Of spectators appeared in the Tokyo Olympic Games.” However, the number of spectators and related restrictions largely depend on the future development of the epidemic situation.