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Bach tells angry Japanese public cancelling the Games is NOT an option
Last week, Tokyo went into a state of emergency that will last for the duration of the OIympic Games and banned fans from attending nearly all events amid a rise in coronavirus cases . That state of emergency will be in place across the duration of the Games, which runs from July 23 until August 8 and people have protested against it going ahead outside of the hotel Bach is staying in.Despite looking to appease concerns from the Japanese public, Bach embarrassingly slipped up on his words and called the Japanese people 'Chinese people'.
Ioc boss Thomas Bach holds the Olympic Games in Tokyo for an important signal in the Corona Pandemic. Olympia will "give people trust in the future," said the 67-year-old in Japan's capital at the beginning of the 138th session of the International Olympic Committee.
The summer games shifted for a year are held in Tokyo despite persistent Corona worries. "We doubted every day," well-known Bach and reported "sleepless nights".
At the beginning of the session, the IOC members stopped a silkine for the victims of the Corona Pandemic. According to long months, again personally, is "a very special and emotional feeling," said Bach. Now the Olympic stage is prepared for the athletes, "to ray and inspire the world».
Live: The Olympic Games are opened - Protests in front of the stadium
With a year Delay, it's finally going on: the Olympic Games. Tokyo is hosted after 1964 for the second time the summer games. The opening ceremony now in the live ticker. © Provided by sport1.de Live: The Olympic Games are opened - Protests Before the Stadium in Tokyo, the Olympic Summer Games 2021 are opened. However, the ceremony takes place because of the Corona situation largely excluding audience. The German team will be given by a flagship duo for the first time at the inlet.
Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who is in criticism because of his corona policy, spoke in his greeting from an "outlet after a long tunnel". The importance of the games of Tokyo will neither be burdened by the difficult circumstances "neither burdened", "said SUGA. You will also protect the health and safety of the Japanese population as well as those of the Olympia guests from abroad.
also Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike promised to make Olympia and the following Paralympics to make a success. Due to the worrying Corona location in Japan and many other countries, the Olympics of Tokyo have long been in criticism. For the entire period of summer games in the metropolis of the corona emergency, viewers are not allowed in the arenas.
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