Tampa, Florida 2021-06-10 13:31:17 –
On Thursday, the International Olympic Committee will provide details and figures on athlete vaccination, detailing the IOC’s efforts to ensure health and safety before the Olympic Games in Tokyo on July 23. We held a virtual press conference to convey the information.
International Olympic Committee Chairman Thomas Bach told reporters at a virtual press conference that he would not visit Japan until mid-July.
“We talked with Tokyo 2020 about whether it really makes sense to come and go,” Bach said at a virtual press conference. “I have to go to Tokyo and respect the quarantine, so I have to stay there for a few hours and respect the quarantine again two weeks later. I came to the conclusion that I should arrive in Tokyo in mid-July. Time for the convention and all previous meetings and visits, and organizational issues. “
on Wednesday, IOC said Approximately 75% of future Olympic and Paralympic athletes have been or will be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine.
We estimate that more than 80% will be vaccinated by the time the game begins.
by Associated PressAs of Monday, only 3.66% of the Japanese population was fully vaccinated.
The IOC and Japanese organizers are promoting the hosting of the Games, but canceling the Games can have significant financial implications.
The AP reported that Japan spent $ 15.4 billion to organize the Olympics and the IOC donated about $ 1.5 billion.
In other news, the IOC has announced that Brisbane will be elected as the venue for the 2032 Olympics on Thursday. Members of the IOC will confirm it on July 21st.
Australia last hosted the Olympic Games in 2000.
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