Olympic games in Tokyo: The clock is ticking again

The Countdown begins again: 365 days of the Olympic clock displayed this Thursday at the Tokyo Central train station. After the laying of the Olympic games, the

Olympic games in Tokyo: The clock is ticking again

The Countdown begins again: 365 days of the Olympic clock displayed this Thursday at the Tokyo Central train station. After the laying of the Olympic games, the clock is ticking now and again. Because of the continuing Coronavirus ends of the pandemic, it is a double race against time. The summer games had originally scheduled for this Friday start. "Only for a year. It is a mammoth task lies ahead of us,“ said Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, on Thursday.

The Banging at the Olympic games makers and athletes, whether the games on 23. July 2021 can actually be opened, continues. The Japanese have other things to Worry about: Olympic fever is not a sign of it. A year ago, it was the brutal summer heat, which prepared the Olympic-makers the biggest concern - now it is the Corona of a crisis. On Thursday Tokyo reported for the first time, more than 300 new infections - a record that is clouding the Outlook further.

However, the organizers of the Tokyo games remain confident that the problems in the handle. OK-in-chief Yoshiro Mori admitted that in the case of a continuation of the current situation of the games would be possible, but stressed: "I believe that this Situation will continue for a year." Also Bach remains optimistic. The IOC chief is hoping for a "big Comeback-Festival of sport on the international stage".

While all the world doubted, in view of the pandemic, whether the games can take place in 2021 at all, take advantage of Japan's Responsible currently a part of the 43 Olympic competition sites as a kind of gigantic laboratory: on-site, you want to test, which measures for the protection of athletes, spectators and other Stakeholders could be taken in front of the Coronavirus. Experiments, as they had no Olympic hosts, to perform.

have been So in the Saitama Super Arena, where Basketball should be played, the Mixed zones for Interviews with the media restructured with athletes, reported the state Japanese TV channel NHK. The Installation of cutting discs made of acrylic between reporters and athletes is part of. In addition, it is planned, the athletes for Training and competitions to distribute to multiple buses, to be able to keep their distance.

To the approximately 400 proposals for possible Corona-measures a Bank's lot to Pay for stalls in the Arena, the obligation to Wear masks, as well as a series of prohibitions: cabins, No loud Cheering on the teams, no loud slogans, chants and hugs among the athletes themselves, as well as drinking water and food prohibitions in the locker room.

Updated Date: 23 July 2020, 07:19

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