No ‘splendid’ resolution for virus-threatened Tokyo Olympics – IOC

The Olympic Rings brand are mirrored within the home windows of the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne on March 18, 2020, as doubts enhance over whether or not Tokyo can safely host the summer season Games amid the unfold of the COVID-19. – Olympic chiefs acknowledged on March 18, 2020 there was no “ideal” resolution to staging the Tokyo Olympics amid a backlash from athletes because the lethal coronavirus pandemic swept the globe. The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to run between July 24 and August 9, 2020. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

“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.

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