Title: Tokyo Olympic Games official: athletes will not be forced to receive the new crown vaccine
Tokyo Olympic officials said on Thursday that vaccination against the new coronavirus is not a mandatory requirement for athletes to participate in the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer.
According to CNN, Olympic officials expect progress to be made in the vaccination program, and hope that as many people as possible will be vaccinated when the postponed Olympic Games start in July. But Toshir ō mut ō, chief executive of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, said the authorities would not regard vaccination as a prerequisite for competition;.
At a news conference jointly held with international Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on the same day, taketo said that it is hoped that as many people as possible will be vaccinated, which will bring positive benefits. “But even without vaccination, we can still hold competitions.”;. The athletes will be vaccinated, but this is not a mandatory obligation, he added.
Earlier on the 28th, due to travel restrictions issued by Japan, the last art swimming qualification competition scheduled for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in March was postponed to May. The event is also regarded as a test item for COVID-19’s Olympic Games. However, according to the International Swimming Federation, it has now moved from March 4 to 7 to the same venue from May 1 to 4.
Bach has promised that the event will be held on Wednesday (27th), but people still question how Japan can launch such a complex sports event in a global pandemic. At present, the global pandemic of COVID-19 has infected 100 million people worldwide, killing 2 million people.