Source Title: a letter from officials in Florida to the International Olympic Committee: advising Tokyo to give up hosting the Olympic Games and let the United States do it
Jimmy Patronis, chief financial officer of Florida, has written to Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, proposing to move the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games from Japan to the United States.
According to wptv, a local Florida broadcasting company, Patronis said in the letter that there is still time for Japanese leaders to send people to Florida to relocate their sites due to media reports that they are too worried about the epidemic situation of the 2021 Olympic Games;. In addition, Patronis pointed out that Florida continues to successfully hold all kinds of sports games throughout the pandemic, including UFC, NBA and NFL games.
However, Florida is still struggling with COVID-19. So far, more than 25000 people have died in the state. At present, nearly 420000 people died of the disease in the United States.
Last week, Kyodo News Agency reported that due to the epidemic, the Japanese government is considering hosting an Olympic Games with few or no spectators. The Times reported later last week that the Japanese government has decided to cancel the 2021 Olympic Games completely and host the 2032 Olympic games instead. The report was subsequently refuted by the IOC and the International Paralympic Commission in a joint statement.
Novel coronavirus pneumonia and the Paralympic Games in 2020 were originally scheduled for summer 2020 in Tokyo, but the new crown pneumonia epidemic was delayed for a year. On the 22nd of this month, the parties responsible for organizing the Tokyo Olympic Games insisted that they would hold the games from July 23 to August 8. (overseas website Hou Xingchuan)