Due to the Corona virus, the Tokyo Olympics were in Danger

Due to the Corona virus, the Tokyo Olympics were in Danger

Posted on Feb 27, 2020

The Coronavirus, which originated from China, is in jeopardy for the scheduled Olympics this year in the Japanese capital Tokyo, and the World Olympics Association will take a final decision in this matter in the next two months.

The deadly virus, which originated in Wuhan, the capital of China's province of Hubei, has killed 71 more people in the world's largest population, bringing the death toll to 2,633 in China alone, 77 More than a thousand people have been affected so far.

After China, the highest number of 977 cases were reported from South Korea where 10 people lost their lives.

Now, the Middle East and Europe, as well as the United States, are receiving reports of the outbreak of the virus, which has put the Tokyo Olympics in danger this year.

"We have two more months to make a decision about the Olympics beginning July 24, and we hope to have a virus by then," said Dick Pound, who is the longest-serving member of the International Olympics Association. Will be overcome.

Dick Pond has long been a member of the Olympic Association, the current president of the IOC, where he became a member of the International Olympics Association in 1978.

"We have to decide whether or not to host the Olympics by May because we will have to look at a number of issues, including food, security, athletic accommodation, the Olympic Village, hotels and media," he said.

Approximately 11,000 athletes are expected to participate in the Olympics and 4,000 400 athletes are expected to attend the Paralympics beginning August 25.

Earlier, China's gymnastics team dropped out of the World Cup Gymnastics 2020 in Melbourne due to travel restrictions imposed by the Australian government on measures to curb the Coronavirus outbreak.

China's team was eliminated from the World Cup from February 20-23, including qualifying points for this year's Tokyo Olympics.

It should be remembered that the modern Olympics, which began in 1896, were cancelled only during the war days and on some occasions, the Olympics were held despite boycotts from different countries.

The last time the Olympics were cancelled in 1940 was because of World War II, and the Olympics were to be held in Tokyo at that time.

On the question of postponing the Olympics for a year, Dick Pound said that it depends on Japan whether they can afford another one-year postponement and the resulting costs.

Japan is thought to have spent at least $ 12.6 billion on the Olympics so far, but the official audit report said that more than twice the amount was spent on the preparation of the Olympics.


Mian Tajamul

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