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Sports "The safest games possible": IOC vice president concludes Olympia cancellation from

11:25  14 april  2021
11:25  14 april  2021 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

Some medical experts unconvinced about holding Tokyo Games

  Some medical experts unconvinced about holding Tokyo Games TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics open in under four months, and the torch relay has begun to crisscross Japan with 10,000 runners. Organizers say they are mitigating the risks, but some medical experts aren't convinced. “It is best to not hold the Olympics given the considerable risks,” Dr. Norio Sugaya, an infectious diseases expert at Keiyu Hospital in Yokohama, told The Associated Press. “The risks are high in Japan. Japan is dangerous, not a safe place at all.” Sugaya believes vaccinating 50-70% of the general public should be “a prerequisite” to safely hold the Olympics, a highly unlikely scenario given the slow vaccine rollout in Japan.

the last 100 days before opening the summer games in Tokyo. The organizers promise "secure games" despite the threatening corona situation.

IOC-Vizepräsident John Coates hat 100 Tage vor der geplanten Eröffnungsfeier in Tokio eine kurzfristige Olympia-Absage ausgeschlossen. © Photo: DPA Ioc Vice President John Coates has excluded a short-term Olympic cancellation 100 days before the scheduled opening ceremony in Tokyo.

IOC Vice President John Coates has excluded a short-term Olympic cancellation 100 days before the scheduled opening ceremony in Tokyo. The 's 's

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"will take place as planned," said the boss of the coordination commission of the International Olympic Committee for the major event in Japan. The Australian promised despite the further threatening Corona situation: "It will be the safest games possible." The games in Japan's capital had been relocated to this summer in the previous year for the pandemic and will be opened on 23 July.

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The extensive measures against the coronavirus are according to coates "ensure that all participants and the Japanese population are safe". The 70-year-old said in a video distributed by the IOC: "The athletes, the Olympic movement, the organizers and the Japanese people will be able to show that it is a victory of humanity about the pandemic." According to surveys, more than 70 speak Percent of the Japanese currently for a cancellation or re-shifting of summer games. Because of the fear of a spread of the virus, foreign fans and athlete families as well as guests of sponsors and associations denies the

entry to Japan

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NHL postpones Wednesday's Calgary-Vancouver game

  NHL postpones Wednesday's Calgary-Vancouver game The NHL has decided to ere on the side of caution as a result of Adam Gaudette’s positive COVID-19 test.  Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (Twitter link) that tonight’s game between the Canucks and Flames has been postponed.  TSN’s Frank Seravalli tweets that the decision was made after more information has surfaced regarding Vancouver’s test results; that information obviously has not yet been made public.

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Tokios Governor Yuriko Koike assured on Wednesday again That the hosts in the remaining weeks

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want to do everything, "to conquer the coronavirus. We would like to be able to experience the games with everyone, "Koike said at an event 100 days before the Olympic opening.

The number of corona new infections had risen to 510 on Tuesday in Tokyo. Corona government consultant Shigeru Omi spoke of a "fourth wave" in the new infections. The vaccine pace in Japan is further sluggish. Only 0.4 percent of the Japanese population are fully vaccinated according to the Ministry of Health.

X1 IOC Olympiadirector Christophe Dubi was still confident that in the sports world with the beginning of summer games "the emotions will be even stronger". For the first time, the global athlete community meets again with Olympia, Dubbi said. He expects the Olympians to be "despite circumstances at the level of their capacity". (dpa) x1

Hayley Wickenheiser resounds Olympic alarm, saying wrong people making decision on Games .
A year ago, Canadian Olympic great Hayley Wickenheiser ignited the debate over holding the Olympics. Now, in the midst of a third wave with aggressive variants ravaging communities globally and many places in Canada locked down, she is once again questioning whether it is safe to stage the Games. "I have to ask the questions. And I think they're fair questions," Wickenheiser told CBC Sports. "Prior to the pandemic I said there's no way the Olympics can go ahead because history told us there was no way they could.

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