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World Aussie athletes will have to leave 2021 Olympics and come home early

03:55  25 november  2020
03:55  25 november  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Australian athletes may be forced to leave the 2021 Tokyo Olympics early . Though all athletes are expected to participate, the committee is assessing the specific numbers the village will have . One-on-one events will be subject to more rigorous screening to ensure competitors have not come into

The Australian Olympic Committee is advising its athletes to prepare for an Olympics in 2021 . Ian Chesterman, Australia's team leader for Tokyo, on The Australian committee's executive board agreed unanimously in an emergency teleconference Monday that “an Australian team could not be

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Australian athletes could be forced to leave the 2021 Tokyo Olympics early and others may miss the opening ceremony due to strict Covid-19 restrictions.

A new proposal for the Tokyo Olympic Games would only allow competitors to enter the athletes village five days before their events start.

This means swimmers, rowers and track and field athletes will likely not be allowed to attend the opening ceremony.

John Coates wearing a suit and tie reading a book: International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates (left) said additional measures are also being implemented, such as cleaning high-touch surfaces © Provided by Daily Mail International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates (left) said additional measures are also being implemented, such as cleaning high-touch surfaces a group of people posing for the camera: Australian athletes are being forced to leave the 2021 Tokyo Olympics early and many will miss the opening ceremony due to strict Covid-19 restrictions. Pictured: The Australian 2020 Olympic Games artistic swimming team © Provided by Daily Mail Australian athletes are being forced to leave the 2021 Tokyo Olympics early and many will miss the opening ceremony due to strict Covid-19 restrictions. Pictured: The Australian 2020 Olympic Games artistic swimming team

Tokyo's Olympic Village has the capacity for 16,500 people including athletes and support staff, but social distancing measures mean only 7,000 will be allowed inside at any one time.

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Home . The new countdown to Tokyo 2020 has begun, with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and local Organising Committee officially confirming that the Olympics will It has also been confirmed that athletes who have already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will keep those slots.

The Olympics has been thrown into chaos as chiefs, amid pressure from competing nations and athletes , have The situations with millions of nights already booked in hotels is extremely difficult to handle, and the international sports calendar for at least 33 Olympic sports would have to be adapted.

International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates said additional measures will also be implemented, such as cleaning high-touch surfaces.

The number of athletes in the dining hall will also have to be reduced and rapid testing of residents and staff will also occur.

'It's an extraordinary situation where we have to reduce the numbers of athletes in one spot at the same time to ensure it's a safe environment,' he told The Australian.

Mr Coates said both Japan and the committee were determined to push ahead with the summer games and the Paralympics.

'We are not going to ­reduce the competitors and are adamant that we want all 206 national teams to participate, plus the refugee team,' he said.

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Though all athletes are expected to participate, the committee is assessing the specific numbers the village will have.

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 Tokyo organizers: stay in athletes' village to be restricted "We don't want to reduce the number of athletes, but we have to make sure that the village is the safest place in Tokyo," said John Coates, vice president of the International Olympic Committees, on Wednesday to conclude three-day deliberations in Tokyo. Therefore, the athletes should move into the Olympic village four to five days before the start of their competitions and return home one or two days after completing their disciplines.

"Can athletes come from the US come here? Can we have the Olympics without Americans? Most likely not. The priority must be the safety of the It is far more likely the pandemic will have run its course by then. But that has been ruled out by the Japanese government. From his home in Montreal

The postponed Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead next year "with or without Covid", the vice-president of the International Olympic Committee says. In April, Games chief Yoshiro Mori said the Tokyo Games would have to be cancelled if there were not held in 2021 .

One-on-one events will be subject to more rigorous screening to ensure competitors have not come into contact with coronavirus.

Close contacts of all athletes, including referees and coaches, will also endure the stringent screening process.

Athletes will not have to undergo two weeks of quarantine upon arriving in Japan but do have to test negative to a Covid-19 test before entering the country.

a man standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Tokyo's Olympic Village has the capacity for 16,500 people including athletes and support staff, but social distancing measures mean only 7,000 will be allowed inside at any one time © Provided by Daily Mail Tokyo's Olympic Village has the capacity for 16,500 people including athletes and support staff, but social distancing measures mean only 7,000 will be allowed inside at any one time Cate Campbell in a pool of water: Pictured: Australian 2016 Olympics gold medallist Cate Campbell. A new proposal for the Tokyo Olympic Games has revealed competitors may only be allowed to enter the village five days before their events start © Provided by Daily Mail Pictured: Australian 2016 Olympics gold medallist Cate Campbell. A new proposal for the Tokyo Olympic Games has revealed competitors may only be allowed to enter the village five days before their events start

They will also have to undergo daily testing while in the village bubble.

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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says he understands why the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games would have to be cancelled You cannot have the athletes being in uncertainty. "You cannot have so much overlapping with a future Olympic Games, so I have some understanding

'The issue still remains how many people can participate in the opening ceremony, but now there will be natural attrition because not all athletes will be in the village at the time of the opening ceremony or will be competing the next day,' he said.

The Tokyo Olympic Games was meant to start in July but were postponed after coronavirus swept the globe.

A pandemic taskforce for the games was formed in February and worked closely with the World Health Organisation and senior Japanese Government officials to ensure the games go ahead in a Covid-safe way.

Health guidelines are expected to be released by the end of the year.

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