The Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee met yesterday, September 25th to debate what a post-coronavirus pandemic Olympic Video games would possibly appear like subsequent yr.
The collaborative assembly reviewed greater than 50 measures which have been designed to this point in an effort to maximise value financial savings and improve efficiencies within the postponed Video games’ supply. The measures are divided into the four classes of stakeholders, infrastructure, promotion, and different areas of curiosity.
The group additionally reviewed updates pertaining to coronavirus pandemic-related countermeasures that will in place for the postponed Olympic Video games. The IOC, along with Tokyo 2020 and the All Companions Process Drive, which incorporates the World Well being Group (WHO), the IPC, the Authorities of Japan, and the TMG, with enter from specialists in related areas, have reviewed a spread of eventualities that could possibly be in impact through the Video games subsequent yr.
The potential countermeasures have been grouped into seven areas: journey/nation entry; bodily distancing; private protecting tools/cleansing; meals and beverage; testing/monitoring/isolating; data provision and vaccines. The group mentioned that these preparations will proceed to evolve in keeping with the monitoring of the worldwide scenario and its influence on Video games preparations.
Talking after the assembly, Tokyo 2020 Coordination Fee Chair John Coates mentioned, “Constructed from the rules outlined by the Joint IOC and Tokyo 2020 Steering Committee, these optimisations and simplifications mark an vital step in direction of delivering a protected and profitable Video games in 2021. We owe it to the general public to enact these measures throughout these difficult instances, that’s why we’ve left no stone unturned and can proceed to search for additional alternatives over the approaching months.
“The distinctive job of reorganising an Olympic Video games has referred to as for the Olympic Motion to be stronger collectively – this milestone illustrates our collective dedication. The ‘Tokyo Mannequin’ won’t solely ship a Video games match for a post-corona world, it’ll turn into a blueprint that can profit future Organising Committees for a few years to come back.”
Tokyo 2020 President Mori Yoshiro added, “Contemplating the present state of the world, we’ve got been discussing how we will ship a protected and safe Video games that may win public understanding in these difficult instances. After we established a broader path that the Video games in 2021 must be simplified, we’ve got been working carefully along with the IOC, the IPC and numerous stakeholders reminiscent of IFs, NOCs, NPCs, companions and broadcasters, in each potential space that may contribute to simplifications.
“This course of will profit future society – changing into a job mannequin for future world occasions as folks adapt to residing within the new regular. We’ll make all efforts to make sure that sooner or later the Tokyo 2020 Video games will likely be a legacy. We’ll proceed to work onerous on simplifications in direction of subsequent yr and ask for the continued cooperation of all these concerned within the Video games.”