BERLIN—The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics can have tight COVID-19 countermeasures in place to make sure the protection of all contributors, the Worldwide Olympic Committee stated on Friday.
Simply over a month after the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Video games, IOC President Thomas Bach stated in an open letter that subsequent yr’s Winter Video games would additionally require strict measures amid the continuing pandemic.
“Whereas the pandemic is much from over, I want to reassure you that along with our Chinese language companions and mates, we’re sparing no effort to make these Olympic Winter Video games secure and safe for everybody,” Bach stated.
The Beijing Winter Olympics shall be held from Feb. 4-20.
“As we did in Tokyo, we’re putting in rigorous COVID-19 countermeasures to make sure the well being and security of all Olympic contributors in Beijing,” the IOC president stated, urging groups to get vaccinated and providing help on this course of.
The overwhelming majority of athletes and contributors on the Tokyo Olympics have been vaccinated.
Athletes have been confined to the venues and the athletes’ village whereas different stakeholders have been additionally monitored of their actions, as polls had confirmed the vast majority of Japanese needed the Video games postponed or canceled for worry of turning into a superspreader occasion.
The Tokyo Video games had been delayed by a yr and have been finally held in a state of emergency and with out spectators or worldwide guests as Japan struggled with rising instances.
“The superb cooperation that we’re having fun with with our Chinese language companions and mates, in addition to the related Chinese language well being authorities, offers us all nice confidence that we’ll once more have secure and safe Olympic Video games,” Bach stated.
Beijing will turn out to be the primary metropolis to host each Winter and Summer time Olympics, after staging the 2008 Summer time version.
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