No ‘splendid’ resolution for virus-threatened Tokyo Olympics – IOC
“This is an exceptional situation which requires exceptional solutions,” an IOC spokesperson mentioned after criticism from prime athletes that they have been being compelled to take well being dangers ought to the July 24-August 9 Games go forward as scheduled in the course of the COVID-19 outbreak.
“The IOC is committed to finding a solution with the least negative impact for the athletes while protecting the integrity of the competition and the athletes’ health.
“No solution will be ideal in this situation, and this is why we are counting on the responsibility and solidarity of the athletes.”
Earlier Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi and British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson each voiced issues after the IOC mentioned it was “fully committed” to operating the Games as scheduled from July 24.
“The IOC wants us to keep risking our health, our family’s health and public health to train every day?” Stefanidi tweeted.