Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Repost: Tokyo Organizers and IOC Agree on Postponing Olympics

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Source: www.olympic.org

THE PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC), THOMAS BACH, AND THE PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN, ABE SHINZO, HELD A CONFERENCE CALL THIS MORNING TO DISCUSS THE CONSTANTLY CHANGING ENVIRONMENT WITH REGARD TO COVID-19 AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020.

They were joined by Mori Yoshiro, the President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee; the Olympic Minister, Hashimoto Seiko; the Governor of Tokyo, Koike Yuriko; the Chair of the IOC Coordination Commission, John Coates; IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper; and the IOC Olympic Games Executive Director, Christophe Dubi.

President Bach and Prime Minister Abe expressed their shared concern about the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, and what it is doing to people’s lives and the significant impact it is having on global athletes’ preparations for the Games.

In a very friendly and constructive meeting, the two leaders praised the work of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and noted the great progress being made in Japan to fight against COVID-19.

The unprecedented and unpredictable spread of the outbreak has seen the situation in the rest of the world deteriorating. Yesterday, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that the COVID-19 pandemic is "accelerating". There are more than 375,000 cases now recorded worldwide and in nearly every country, and their number is growing by the hour.

In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community.

The leaders agreed that the Olympic Games in Tokyo could stand as a beacon of hope to the world during these troubled times and that the Olympic flame could become the light at the end of the tunnel in which the world finds itself at present. Therefore, it was agreed that the Olympic flame will stay in Japan. It was also agreed that the Games will keep the name Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

16 comments:

  1. Nyeh. Bakit naman? Dapat wag na sila maghost next time.

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    1. Hi? Tulog ka ba all this time?

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    2. Sa 2024 na. Yung mga pinangarap na medalya nung mga atleta natin plus 4yrs sa edad nila hindi na sila youthful so pano na Dream nila? Ano purpose ng life?

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    3. Anong sinasabi mo? Seryoso ka Japan pa ayaw mo mag host ng olympics?

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    4. 3:08 basahin mo ulit bago kuda. Tokyo olympiad will be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021.

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  2. I love japan. So sad

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    1. Why are you sad? It’s for our safety!

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  3. Last time na postpone ang olympics ay World War II pa. Sad but they are just being precautious with everyone’s safety.

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  4. Postponing for everyone's safety. At least makakapag ipon pa to witness Olympics in lovely Japan

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  5. Pag natapos na tong krisis na to, uumpisahan ko na bucket list ko. Wait mo lang ako, Japan at Batanes. Iinom na din ako ng vitamins every day. At yayakapin ko na araw araw mama ko.

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  6. Para yun money Dapat gastosin sa Olympic ay ma punta muna sa mga equipments needed to fight Covid.

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  7. Well, they have no choice kasi a lot of countries are not going anyway. They are too busy dealing with their dead from the covid19.

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  8. Oo nman jusko sino pang gustong sumali jan delubyo na nga ang buong mundo

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  9. Ang tagal bago i-postpone. In denial pa si Abe nung una, tuloy pa din kahit andami na nilang cases. Buti natauhan.

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  10. Good decision. They should have cancelled right away. Health should be the priority.

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