Speaking after the meeting, IOC President Thomas Bach commented: “The Executive Board has addressed the two forthcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Executive Board (EB) today received updates from the Coordination Commission Chairs for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, respectively.
and Beijing 2022. With regard to Tokyo, we are very much satisfied about the full support from everyone involved – of course, the Organising Committee, but given the recent announcement of Prime Minister Abe’s resignation, also from the Japanese Government and from the so-important Tokyo Metropolitan Government.”He continued: “In the next coming weeks, you will see important and intensive discussions taking place with regard to the different scenarios concerning the COVID-19 countermeasures. We remain very focused on delivering a safe and successful Games next year. These discussions will also happen, like all the other discussions, in close cooperation with our Japanese partners and friends and our Coordination Commission and Task Force. Overall, we will, of course, continue to follow the principle that has driven all our decisions so far with regards to Tokyo, and that means to organise an Olympic Games in a safe environment for all people involved next summer.”
Tokyo 2020 Coordination Commission Chair John Coates, in his report to the EB, provided an update on the key projects being undertaken over the coming months. An essential element in delivering safe and successful Games is the planning for COVID-19 countermeasures. Whilst this work will continue right up until the Games, the aim is to compile the interim summary by around the end of 2020. An update on this topic will be provided by Tokyo 2020 at the 10th Coordination Commission meeting between 24 and 25 September, and to stakeholders in October.
This important work further highlights the strong collaboration between multiple stakeholders involved in Games delivery. It will incorporate input from, among others, the Coordination Meeting for COVID-19 Countermeasures at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 involving Tokyo 2020, the Government of Japan, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), the Japanese Olympic Committee, the Japanese Paralympic Committee and infectious disease experts, as well as continued support from the All-Partner Task Force, which includes the IOC, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the World Health Organization (WHO), Tokyo 2020, the Government of…
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