January 9 According to Japan’s Kyodo News Agency, in view of the Japanese government’s renewed emergency declaration to the capital circle 1 and 3 counties with Tokyo Olympic venues due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus epidemic, the relevant person in charge of the International Olympic Committee issued a statement recently, saying: “We fully trust the Japanese authorities and their countermeasures.
In order to safely and successfully host this summer’s Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games with partners in Japan, we will continue to focus our work.
On the 7th, Japan decided to issue an emergency declaration to the capital circle, which made the prospects for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games cloudy.
Since last autumn, the Japanese government and Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee have issued relevant epidemic prevention measures on the premise of widely accepting athletes and spectators from overseas.
However, due to the emergence of mutant viruses and the sharp increase in the number of infected people, the situation has become complicated again, and the negative argument about the holding of the Olympic Games is also fermenting.
Pound, a member of the International Olympic Committee from Canada, said to the BBC a few days ago that he could not guarantee that the Tokyo Olympic Games would be held smoothly this summer: “I am not sure.No one would talk about it, but the virus is on the rise.”
In response, the International Olympic Committee said that it had always adhered to the policy of hosting the Tokyo Olympics and denied rumors that the plan was postponed or cancelled again.
President Bach also said in his New Year’s speech, “We will experience an unforgettable Olympic Games.”
According to the original plan, the International Olympic Committee will hold a meeting of the Executive Committee on the 27th of this month.
In February, it will also hold working consultations with the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee to confirm the status of preparations for the event and how to deal with the Tokyo Olympic Games less than 200 days before the opening.