Source Title: Bach and BOCOG promise that the Olympic Games will be held as scheduled
Xinhua news agency, Tokyo, January 28 (reporter Wang Zijiang) – BOCOG held a video conference with IOC President Bach on January 28. After the meeting, Yoshiro Mori, President of BOCOG, told reporters that Bach reiterated his full support for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
It was the second day in a row that Bach publicly expressed his determination to hold the Tokyo Olympic Games as scheduled. Speaking at a press conference after the IOC Executive Board meeting the day before yesterday, Bach said there was no possibility of the Tokyo Olympics other than this summer.
Yoshiro Mori and moto, chief executive of the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, met with reporters together after the video conference. This is the first press conference held by the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games in the past more than a month. Some analysts believe that this shows that the internal of the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games has also got rid of the previous period of possible swing and strengthened its determination to hold the Games in the summer.
Yoshiro Mori, a former Japanese Prime Minister, said Bach said in the talks that all stakeholders of the Olympic Games fully support the holding of the Olympic Games as scheduled.
He said: & quot; no one questioned or opposed the Olympics. ”
Mori revealed that Bach hopes the Japanese government can implement the vaccination plan as soon as possible, although he still insists on the consistent position that vaccination is not a prerequisite for athletes to participate in the Olympic Games.
Japan plans to start its national vaccination program only in late February, with some medical staff getting the vaccine first. Mr. taketo said vaccination would not be a prerequisite for hosting the Olympics.
The 11 prefectures of Japan, including Tokyo, are still in a state of emergency. In order to cope with the possible risks, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee has postponed the restart time of the Olympic test events from March 4 to April 3.
The Japanese government has recently expressed its determination to hold the Olympic Games as scheduled again. In response to the rumor that the Japanese government will decide whether or not to hold the Olympic Games in March, Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto told reporters the day before yesterday: “whether or not to hold the Olympic Games has long been decided, and what will be decided is the details of how to hold it. ”