Hayley Wickenheiser, a Canadian women’s hockey legend and a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), criticized her body’s “insensitive and irresponsible” position. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, her body refused to postpone The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to be held this summer.
The 41-year-old member of the IOC Athletes Committee said on Tuesday that the IOC responded after “no major decision was necessary” four months before the 2020 Olympics.
The Olympic institutions and Japanese authorities therefore insisted that despite the escalation of the coronavirus pandemic, they are still organizing the Olympics as planned (July 24 to August 9).
The International Olympic Committee also stated that “it is confident that many measures taken by authorities around the world will help curb the COVID-19 situation.”
The former hockey player emphasized the problems that the pandemic poses for athletes preparing for the games, including the inability to enter its training center due to virus-related lockdowns, and many cancelled games, some of which are qualifiers for the event.
“Should the Olympics be cancelled?” She wrote in another tweet: “No one knows at this point. This is my opinion. ”
She insisted: “It would be unfair to the athletes in training and the world to say with certainty that they will advance.