IOC says all that can be done has been done – .

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IOC says all that can be done has been done – .


A view of the Tokyo Olympic rings ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.
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The Tokyo Olympics are set to officially begin after a year of delay, and the International Olympic Committee has said organizers have done everything possible to ensure safe games as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.
“Anything that… can be done, anything that has been recommended by all these experts – some of them here with us to organize these games – we have done it,” said Christophe Dubi, IOC Executive Director for Olympic Games.

He was responding to criticism that the organization was using ” cheap measures And hadn’t listened to the advice. Dubi told CNBC’s “Capital Connection” on Friday that the IOC had received help from many experts around the world and “was diligently following” all recommended actions.

“I think we’re doing just the right thing, and we don’t consider it cheap at all,” he said.

Challenges at the Olympic Games

The show must continue?

For the organizing committee, it’s very difficult for them not to move forward.

Kirsten Holmes

Professor at Curtin University

She said the Tokyo Games will be logistically more difficult than the normal games and that flexibility will be required. “But I think it’s highly unlikely that… all games will be stopped,” she said.

“We could see individual competitions in this setting postponed or perhaps canceled, if all competitors cannot participate,” she told CNBC’s “Street Signs Asia” on Friday.

With no spectators or international visitors present, Holmes said the games will be all about the athletes, some of whom may only have one chance to compete at this level.

“For the organizing committee, it’s very difficult for them not to move forward, and that’s why… we will see the event unfold over the next two weeks and of course the Paralympics in the month. next as well, ”she said.

Disclosure: CNBC’s parent company, NBCUniversal, owns NBC Sports and NBC Olympics. NBC Olympics is the US licensee to broadcast all Summer and Winter Games until 2032.



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