International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (Thomas Bach) said on Thursday that even without the coronavirus vaccine, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics may be held.
The leader added: “Very complex events like the Tour de France that ended on Sunday have shown us and showed the world that safe sports competitions can be organized even without a vaccine.”
However, Mr. Bach, who communicated with the Japanese officials of the organization in Tokyo through a video conference, agreed that the arrival of the vaccine and the rapid detection of the coronavirus will greatly promote the holding of the Olympics.
With the global spread of Covid-19, the Olympic Games scheduled to be held in the Japanese capital in the summer of 2020 have been postponed by one year.
They are now scheduled to open on July 23, 2021. Organizers have repeatedly stated that the Olympic Games will be held in one form or another, which is safe for spectators and athletes.
Official data show that pharmaceutical groups are working to speed up the production of vaccines to contain the virus. The vaccine has infected nearly 32 million people and killed more than 970,000 people.
Some of them have entered the final stages of clinical trials.
Bach recalled that the road to the Olympic Games was still shrouded in “great challenges”. He pointed out that it was impossible to prepare for all possible situations, and the organizers would not make any premature announcements about the format of the event.
When the IOC president initiated the meeting, he said: “We are in the same boat together, and the only thing to do is to row in the same direction.”
Bach said: “I believe we will successfully host the historic Olympic Games.” We will achieve success together. “