Weekend Reads athletes spokesman Hartung on the Olympics: "Not an easy balancing act"
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That is not an easy balancing act , and we think that we get it about right. It must perform the delicate balancing act of producing a report which ensures that another place does not feel threatened.
athletes spokesman Max Hartung and rowing world champion Oliver Zeidler hope that the Olympic Games will be held despite the coronavirus pandemic. However, both also understand skepticism.
«Of course I want to fence and show what I can. I worked hard for four years, qualified and waited again patiently. On the other hand, you also have to be a little considerate of society. It's not an easy balancing act, "said saber-fencer Hartung on TV channel Sky about the current situation before the planned games in Tokyo.
He understands “that it is not easy to plan the Olympic Games. Nevertheless, I hope that different scenarios will be drawn up, that the athletes will be included in the dialogue during the individual steps and that they will work transparently, ”said Hartung. The 31-year-old criticized that the athletes “know next to nothing, especially when it comes to the crucial questions”.
Japan's PM vows Olympics will be proof of victory over virus
TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowed Monday to get the pandemic under control and hold the already postponed Olympics this summer with ample coronavirus protection. In a speech opening a new Parliament session, Suga said his government would revise laws to make anti-virus measures enforceable with penalties and compensation. Early in the pandemic, Japan was able to keep its virus caseload manageable with non-binding requests for businesses to close or operate with social distancing and for people to stay home.
Because of the aggravated pandemic situation, there are growing doubts about the staging of the Tokyo Games, which has already been postponed by a year. The government and the IOC had sharply rejected a "Times" report on Friday that Japan is already assuming that the Olympics will be canceled.
For Zeidler there is “a lot of uncertainty. Especially since the people in Japan are not behind the event. As athletes we have to ignore that. Otherwise we can't give the last percent in training. A mind game, "said the 24-year-old on Sky. Ideally, “spectators would be admitted and we athletes are in a bubble. So that we can take that Olympic feeling with us. But first and foremost, it is important to us athletes that they take place ».
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