According to the official website of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the 26th, IOC President Bach and national (regional) Olympic Committees held a telephone consultation meeting on the 22nd around the preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games and the Beijing Winter Olympic Games. The meeting mentioned that the IOC will cooperate with national (regional) Olympic committees to assist athletes to get the new crown pneumonia vaccine before entering Japan.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said at the meeting that it would cooperate with the national (regional) Olympic committees to encourage and assist its athletes, participating officials and other personnel to vaccinate in their own countries (regions) according to the national (regional) epidemic prevention requirements before entering Japan. The IOC explained that this is for the sake of a safe environment for the Olympic Games and for the sake of respect for the Japanese people.
When it comes to vaccines, the IOC said, “We support giving priority to vaccinating vulnerable groups, nurses, doctors and everyone who protects our social security. When vaccination reaches a wider range of social groups, we call on athletes of all Olympic delegation to vaccinate.”
Bach said at the meeting that the IOC will continue to cooperate with the organizing committees of the Tokyo Olympic Games and the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, as well as with the national and local governments of Japan and China, and negotiate with the World Health Organization to make every effort to hold a safe and reliable Olympic Games.
It is understood that the International Olympic Committee and its partners are developing a set of “toolbox” to deal with the new coronavirus epidemic, including entry procedures, quarantine measures, personal protective equipment, contact tracking, vaccination and other measures.