Tokyo Olympics: IOC President Thomas Bach glad at Games being conducted despite unprecedented circumstances
The Tokyo Olympics will be played 13 days from Saturday. While challenges surrounding the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic remain high, the Games are going ahead on schedule and on time. As a result, IOC President Thomas Bach is glad that it is happening.
With just 13 days to go before the Tokyo Olympics get started, preparations continue hard for the same by the organisers. The Games is scheduled to run from July 23 to August 8.
The conduction of the Games was doubtful after being delayed by a year, as challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continue to prevail. Nonetheless, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has expressed his delight at the Games taking place despite unprecedented circumstances.
"It was a decision which was necessary to ensure safe Olympic Games and this is why the IOC and the IPC both supported this decision. I hope we all agree that the most important thing is that these Olympic Games are happening -- that you can make your Olympic dream come true," he was quoted as saying in an IOC release.
"These Games will be brought to the world in a truly unique manner, with an Olympic record of over 9,000 hours of sport set to be captured and available for all to see. Tokyo 2020 will give you, the Olympic Community, the opportunity to show the whole world that we are stronger together and bring people together through the power of sport. You need not feel alone in these stadia. Billions of people around the entire globe will be glued to their screens, and they will be with you in their hearts," he added.
Bach also asserted that while the entire globe would be enjoying the Games through broadcast, the coverage would be done comprehensively, thus scaling new heights. "I hope that you can feel this support from all these people, who are your true fans, who are your family, your friends, and your supporters. I invite you, here we go together and welcome to Tokyo. See you soon here for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020," he concluded.
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