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Weightlifting: World Association IMF threatens further consequences from IOC
After decades of mismanagement under former President Tamas Ajan, the World Weightlifting Association IMF continues to face serious consequences. Although progress can be seen in the area of anti-doping work, said IOC President Thomas Bach after the executive meeting of the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday, there were "strong concerns" about good governance.
IOC President Thomas Bach has high hopes for the Olympic Games in Tokyo (July 23 to August 8) in the coming year despite the corona pandemic. "We can be very confident, we are fully working towards July 23," said Bach during a live video chat on Instagram with the German javelin record holder Johannes Vetter.
In the last few weeks it has been seen that big sporting events can be organized even during the crisis. "Even at a time when vaccines are not yet available, when the development of rapid tests is still in full swing," emphasized the Tauberbischofsheimer.
Bach and Mori give pep talk to heads of Olympic delegations
TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach and Yoshiro Mori, the head of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, gave an online pep talk Monday to national Olympic committee representatives to allay fears about the postponed games. About 200 national Olympic committees are expected to be represented next year in Tokyo. Organizers held an English-speaking session on Monday for chefs de mission, with French and Spanish sessions scheduled for later in the week.These sessions have been typically held in the host city and were held in Tokyo before the Olympics were postponed.
The fencing Olympic champion of 1976 said that as an active athlete, he himself would expect the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to do everything to ensure that the Games are held: "In an environment that makes it safe for everyone's health . "
They are in the process of creating a "toolbox" of possible countermeasures with the Japanese hosts. A decision will be made in due course which of these tools would then be needed. Bach said he was becoming more confident about the vaccine from week to week.
In general, it is currently the "one million euro question" which scenarios one has to prepare for at the Olympic Games. "The problem is that we can not only look at the situation in Japan, but have to look at the situation of 206 national Olympic committees," said Bach. Ten months before the start of the games, it is impossible to say what will come out in detail, according to Bach.
Bach described the situation as a "difficult situation" that the corona pandemic could lead to inequalities in opportunities between athletes. For example, if in a country athletes are not allowed to train longer in the run-up to the games. The IOC also sees the problem with the decreased doping controls during the pandemic. That is why it was arranged that the testing before the games was tightened. "We made extra money available from the IOC," said Bach.
F1 confident of working around fresh COVID-19 lockdown rules .
Formula 1 teams are confident they can adapt to work around the fresh COVID-19 lockdowns announced across Europe this week . © LAT Images F1 confident of working in new COVID-19 lockdown rules Following the re-introduction of national lockdowns in France and Germany earlier this week, the British government is set to shortly announce a full lockdown will return next Thursday.The previous lockdown in the UK began in March, with strict measures staying in place until July in a bid to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, resulting in a drop in both positive cases and deaths.