currently, local authorities are studying the question of changing the format of the Olympic torch relay, which will start on 26 March in the injured nine years ago by a powerful earthquake and tsunami Fukushima, reports the newspaper “Asahi Shimbun”.
OCD opposed panic in relation to the Olympic games in Tokyo
the organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo plans to hold the event without torches and runners. The fire will move from region to region in a special light the candle on the machine. As noted, this decision is connected with the fate of the Olympics, which is likely to be postponed for a year.
In Tokyo to the last denied the possibility of postponement or cancellation of the competition, but, apparently, they were forced to surrender under pressure from the international sports community and the objective threat posed by the spread of coronavirus in the world.
on the Eve of national Olympic committees (NOC) of several States have declared their intention not to send their athletes to the Games in Tokyo in case competitions as scheduled. In particular, in a similar vein were made by the representatives of the NOC of Australia and Canada. There referred to the impossibility of effective teams training in pandemic conditions.
the head of the organizing Committee of the Olympic games in 2020 said cancel the Games is impossible
in addition, the requirement for porting Games at a later date identified in the United States. According to the results of the poll, the postponement of the Olympicss supported about 70 percent of athletes from the United States. After a number of States called on the IOC to postpone the Olympics.
as a result, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe at the hearings in the Parliament allowed the possibility of moving the Olympics. The head of the Japanese government stressed that the safety of the athletes is a priority. According to the politician, he intends to discuss the issue of transferring Games with IOC leader Thomas Bach. Incidentally, promised to decide the fate of sports in the next four weeks.