IOC Senior Commissioner: The epidemic cannot be controlled at the end of May, and the Tokyo Olympics may be cancelled
Whether the Tokyo Olympics will be held as scheduled depends on the epidemic situation.Senior Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said in an interview recently that there will be a window of three months to decide the fate of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.If the new coronary pneumonia epidemic is not controlled by the end of May, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics may be cancelled instead of being replaced or carried out off-site during the year.Dick Pound became a member of the International Olympic Committee in 1987. He has served as the chairman of the IOC ‘s marketing committee, the chairman of the television broadcast rights negotiating committee, and the IOC ‘s executive vice chairman.The post of agency chairman.In the 100-year history of the Olympics, three Olympics were cancelled because of the first and second world wars.Talking about the Tokyo Olympics, Pound bluntly said, “We are facing a new war.”Pound said that the main problem at present is uncertainty, and the International Olympic Committee will make a decision based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization. “Continuing, the Tokyo Olympics will proceed as planned.In Pound’s view, there are three factors that affect the Tokyo Olympics. First, it depends on whether the domestic epidemic in Japan can be controlled.Pound said that three months later is the time to judge whether the Tokyo Olympics can be carried out on schedule.If the disease is still not under control in late May, the Tokyo Olympics can only be cancelled.In fact, Pound said that the decision to decide whether the Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled has been made by the IOC twice.Pound said that this should be discussed with the World Health Organization and the United Nations, while also considering the interests of other competition organizations, related agencies and even television broadcasters.Relatively speaking, or alternatives such as off-site, Pound said that it is not an easy task, there are too many factors to consider, the time is too late, and it is difficult to postpone the Tokyo Olympics this year.According to NHK reports, as of 8 pm on February 25, 861 cases of new coronary pneumonia have been diagnosed in Japan (including 691 people on the Diamond Princess).Among the 47 first-level administrative regions in Japan, 17 cases of new coronary pneumonia have been discovered. The Japanese government has urgently allocated 10.3 billion yen to respond to the new coronary pneumonia epidemic.Affected by the new coronary pneumonia epidemic, Japan has cancelled many activities and events.The Japan J-League has decided to postpone all 94 games before March 15.The Japanese side has always been optimistic about the Tokyo Olympics as scheduled.In the past, including Japan ‘s chief of government, Sugao Suga, and the high-ranking insider of the Olympics Minister Hashimoto, five times, the Tokyo Olympics will proceed as scheduled, and the established tasks of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee will also be carried out step by step.Over the past week, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee has announced the Olympic slogan and the details of the torch arrival ceremony.With the development of the epidemic, the Tokyo Olympic Committee is also actively responding.Last week, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee urgently canceled the Olympic volunteer training activities originally scheduled for the end of February and postponed it to May.Unlike the volunteer training work, the torch relay of the Tokyo Olympic Games can be carried out as planned, which is a big test for the Tokyo Olympic Committee.Currently, there are only two weeks left before the torch collection of the Tokyo Olympics.According to the original plan, the torch will be collected in Greece on March 12 and shipped to Japan on March 20.Starting on March 26, the torch will be passed for a long 121 days in 47 first-level administrative regions throughout Japan. The torchbearer alone is close to 10,000 people, and the number of participants and spectators may be as high as millions.Sauna, Ye Wang Sun Haiguang Editor Wang Xihuang Proofreading Liu Jun

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