28 February 2020

Looking forward to Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games

I know it will make Japan proud and show the rest of the world what your great country is capable of. It will also show the magnificent way in which you have dealt with and overcome the problems in following the tsunami in Fukushima. Together we will show the power of sport and the power of the Olympic Games to bring the world together and to improve lives. In Tokyo we will see the best of Japanese tradition and also the innovation that Japan is famous for around the world. I know that, like me, the IOC President and all the IOC members agree that at this stage of the preparations these are the best prepared Games we have ever seen. And as for the coronavirus we are confident that the Olympic Games will take place as planned. Tokyo 2020 will continue to collaborate with all relevant organisations which carefully monitor any incidence of infectious diseases and, the IOC is in contact with the World Health Organization, as well as its own medical experts Tokyo will be an amazing experience for all those lucky enough to be there and for the massive world-wide audience who will experience it.
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