A pandemic of the coronavirus forced the organizers of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo to postpone them. The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo will take place from the 23rd. July to the 8th. August 2021, IOC announcement. Japan has to think outside the box to host such a complex sporting event. Thousands of athletes from all over the world will participate. The authorities must guarantee everyone’s safety. The virus has infected more than 100 million people worldwide and the number of deaths exceeds two million. A reliable system must be set up to guarantee the safety of participants and all those involved in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
said the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach : Our job is to organize the Olympics, not to cancel them. He added that the IOC is determined to host a safe event. There is now a third wave of infection in many parts of Japan. The authorities should develop systems to ensure the protection of athletes and citizens. This would be a difficult task that is not average due to various factors. One of these is the large group of elderly people. The other is the slower than expected development of vaccines. In February 2020, there were concerns that the coronavirus could have a negative impact on the Tokyo Olympics.
CNN thinks it’s possible. She cites examples from the UFC and NBA last year. They have proven that it is possible to creatively organize major sporting events during a pandemic.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC has moved its fight location to an island in Abu Dhabi. The National Basketball Association (NBA) has set up shop on the Disney World campus and has enforced strict rules to keep the virus at bay. As the saying goes, if there is a will, there is a way. However, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are a bigger and more complex affair.
Challenges for the Tokyo Olympic Games
The 2020 Games will be different from the Rio 2016 Games. The opening ceremony is not the same as the race itself. Dick Pound, the oldest member of the IOC, is credible. According to him, there is no certainty of life and what can happen to the virus. According to CNN, the biggest challenge will be to prepare for the influx of many athletes from around the world.
As soon as they arrive in Japan, they must be quarantined. In the meantime, they may have to remain in quarantine in their home countries before they can fly to Japan. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has promised that the Games will go ahead. In March 2020, Japan announced that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics would not be cancelled.
The opening and closing ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympic Games will be unremarkable
Those who participate in the Olympics are preparing for a lifetime. They want to make their mark of superiority and bring in their laurels. In the case of the Tokyo Olympics, they may have to compromise on various aspects such as pre-competition training. The coronavirus could disrupt their schedule. CNN continues to add participants to be tested at regular intervals. You may have limited interaction with others.
A ban on sightseeing in Tokyo or partying in the Olympic village will be imposed after the athletes finish the games.
In addition, when moving around the Game Village, they must travel in specially designed vehicles and wear masks. The opening and closing ceremonies will be discreet. Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described the Games as an opportunity for Japan to show it has recovered from the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and years of economic stagnation.
Cancellation of the Tokyo Olympic Games not foreseen
According to CNBC, many are not in favor of hosting the games this year. There are concerns that the influx of athletes could exacerbate the coronavirus situation. Takeshi Minami, a leading economic adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, told some media outlets that the Games could go ahead as long as basic principles are observed.
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