International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach says staging Olympics behind closed doors is clearly something his outfit don’t want.
Speaking on Thursday morning, Thomas Bach “An Olympics behind closed doors is clearly something we don’t want,”.
He added that multiple scenarios” were under consideration for the Olympic Games,”
The tournament, originally slated for 2020, has been to pushed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
While safety is the primary concern of the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics, which were scheduled to start next week but were postponed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Mr. Bach has clearly expressed his reluctance to organize the Games in empty stadiums, a practice now common in sport.
“We are working for the Olympic Games which, on the one hand, safeguard the health of all participants and, on the other hand, reflect the Olympic spirit”.
Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe both warned that it would be difficult to postpone the Games beyond 2021, citing the nightmarish scenario of the first Olympics to be postponed in peacetime.
“We are currently working on multiple scenarios for organizing the Games depending on the health situation which we do not know how it will be in a year” , continues Mr. Bach.