Thomas Bach sent a video message to the Athletes ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.© AFP
Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), sent a video message to the Athletes ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and said the most important thing is that the show’s event is happening. Bach arrived in Japan on Thursday in Frankfurt (Germany) and touched down at Haneda airport at noon. The COI president is fully integrated and, like all participants in the Games, will follow the Playbook guidelines to ensure that the Games are safe this summer.
Announcing the news that no spectators will be allowed anywhere in Tokyo at the Olympics, the COI president acknowledged the unfortunate consequences and expressed his support and understanding from the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan.
“It was a decision that was necessary to make the Olympics safe and that is why the IOC and the IPC approved that decision,” the COI president said in a statement. “I hope we all agree that the most important thing is that these Olympics happen so that you can make your Olympic dream come true.”
“These games will be brought to the world in a truly unique continent, an Olympic record of more than 9,000 hours that will be captured and seen. Tokyo 2020 will give you, the Olympic Community, the opportunity to show that we are stronger together and bring people together through the power of sport. “It must be felt in these stages. Millions of people around the world will be glued to their screens and will be with you in their hearts,” added Bach. “I hope you feel this support for all those people who are your true fans, your family, your friends and your supporters.”
Those who are watching it at home will be able to enjoy the widest coverage ever offered by Olympic Broadcasting Services as Tokyo 2020 sets new heights in global broadcasting.
“I invite you, we are here together and welcome to Tokyo. See you soon here at the 2020 Olympics until Tokyo 2020,” he concluded.
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