The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board will meet today over teleconference to discuss issues surrounding the Tokyo Olympic Games postponement and other important matters. The IOC board meeting is taking place two days before the first virtual IOC Session on the 17th.
IOC delayed Tokyo Olympics 2020 by a year to 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic. The member of the International Olympic Committee, John Coates will present a report on progress made by Tokyo 2020.
However, a survey was conducted this month which indicated that 77 percent of Japanese believe that Tokyo 2020 “cannot be held” next year.
Some have suggested without vaccine conducting a Tokyo Olympics next year is not possible as there will be a lot at stake and even the athletes travelling to other parts of the world to Tokyo would be under a lot of stress. All the parameters should be followed correctly before conducting this mega event next year.
According to the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) chairman Yasuhiro Yamashita, the organizers will cut down all the extravagance from the games. The JOC chairman also admitted we are suffering financially and ‘may have to borrow monies’ next year. Not only this, but JOC has also reduced the annual training budgets for the national sporting federations of Japan due to these financial struggles.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) will meet remotely by videoconference through a secure electronic system on Wednesday 15 July and Wednesday 22 July 2020.
The International Olympic Committee Executive Board meeting on 15th July 2020 will discuss the roadmap of the Tokyo Olympics 2021 and will focus on all aspects whether it is financial aspects, social aspects, manpower needed to pull this grand sporting event.