London will NOT intervene to organize the Olympic Games for Tokyo, as the fear of corona virus is growing in Japan
London will NOT intervene to organize the Tokyo Olympics, as the fear of coronavirus is growing in Japan – despite claims from the conservative candidate for mayor Shaun Bailey
- Shaun Bailey suggested that London could organize the Olympic Games this summer
- The outbreak of the corona virus led to the fear that the games could be canceled
- The British Olympic Association said they fully support the Tokyo Games
- IOC member Dick Pound said there are three months to determine the fate
London will not intervene this summer to organize the Olympic Games in the midst of the corona virus outbreak.
The conservative mayor of the capital for mayor, Shaun Bailey, suggested that the Games should be removed from Tokyo, “given the constant disruption” caused by the virus.
But his comments were labeled “inappropriate” by the governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, and the British Olympic Association (BOA) has removed sports officers from the comments.
Conservative candidate for the mayor of London, Shaun Bailey, said that London could organize the Olympic Games
The New Tokyo Stadium is the most important location for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
The BOA said they still fully support the Tokyo Olympics, according to The Telegraph.
Dick Pound, the longest serving member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), thinks there is a three-month period to determine the fate of this summer’s spectacle.
He told the AP news agency: “This is the new war and you have to face it.
“In and around that time I would say that people should ask,” Is this under sufficient control that we can trust to go to Tokyo or not? “
Last week, Bailey said that London would be ready to step in if necessary, although much of the London 2012 infrastructure was dismantled.
Dick Pound, who serves at the IOC, said there are three months to decide the fate of the Games
Students wear face masks while they walk for another six months until this summer’s Paralympics
He wrote on Twitter: “London can organize the #Olympics in 2020.
“We have the infrastructure and the experience. And because of the corona virus outbreak, the world may need us to step up.
“As a mayor, I will ensure that London is ready to answer the call and re-organize the Olympic Games.”
But an IOC official told The Telegraph that the proposal was ‘laughable’ because there would be no sports village and the virus had already spread to Europe.
Dick Pound has been a member of the International Olympic Committee since 1978, 13 years longer than current President Thomas Bach.
A boy with a protective mask poses with an Olympic torch in the Tokyo Olympic Museum
The South Korean boxing team wears face masks on their way to a preparatory Olympic event
He said: ‘You could certainly go out for two months if you had to.
“Many things must happen. You must start by increasing your safety, your food, the Olympic village, the hotels, the media people will be there to build their studios. “
And when it came to the point of not continuing, Pound speculated “you’re probably looking at a cancellation.”
China reported 508 new cases and 71 more deaths on Tuesday, including 68 in the central city of Wuhan, where the epidemic was first discovered in December. The updates bring the total of mainland China to 77,658 cases and 2,663 deaths. South Korea now has the second most cases in the world with 977, including 10 deaths. Clusters of the disease now appear in the Middle East and Europe. This may indicate a new phase in the spread of the virus with four deaths reported in Japan.
People in Hong Kong wear face masks to prevent them from contracting the corona virus
Pond encouraged athletes to keep training. About 11,000 are expected for the Olympic Games and another 4,400 for the Paralympic Games, which will open on August 25.
“As far as we all know you’re in Tokyo,” Pound said. “All indications are at this stage that it will be normal. So stay focused on your sport and make sure that the IOC will not put you in a pandemic situation. “
The modern Olympic Games from 1896 were canceled only during the war and were confronted with boycotts in 1976 in Montreal, in 1980 in Moscow and 1984 in Los Angeles.