The organizers of the Tokyo Olympics (Japan), postponed until the next year of 2021, will require tests to detect the new coronavirus (covid-19) of foreign athletes on arrival in Japan, but a two-week quarantine period will not be required , according to the draft rules released today (23), according to Agência Brasil.
Japanese athletes and other participants living in Japan will face similar requirements when traveling to training grounds and competition venues according to the planned measures, which were released after a meeting between the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, the Japanese government and authorities metropolitan areas.
It should be noted that the pandemic, which has infected millions around the world, has cast a shadow on the viability of next year's Olympic Games, even with Japan's new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, emphasizing its importance.
This morning (23), according to Agência Brasil, Suga spoke with the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, by telephone, about the holding of a successful Olympics. Suga has promised to cooperate closely in running a safe event for athletes and companions, his office revealed.
In the draft plan, Tokyo organizers also proposed limiting travel for athletes within Japan, who would have to register all domestic travel routes and would be transported in exclusive vehicles to cities that host national delegations, and to training locations.
Details of sanitary measures to prevent covid-19 for the Games are still under discussion, including the frequency of testing, Toshiro Muto, executive director of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, told reporters.
Muto said he hoped that the deliberations with the IOC and several international sports federations would be finalized by December.