International Olympic Committee:Postponed for 4 years! Netizens with emotion
Heavy news came out of the much-watched Olympics!
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15th Swiss local time, International Olympics Committee Chairman Bach announced:
The Daskar Youth Olympic Games originally scheduled for 2022 will be postponed until Held in 2026,
At the same time, every effort will be made to hold the Tokyo Olympics from July 23 to August 8, 2021, as long as the health and safety of all participants are guaranteed.
Affected by the new coronary pneumonia epidemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was forced to be postponed. The International Olympic Committee has previously stated that if it still cannot be held next year, the Tokyo Olympics will have to be cancelled.
At the same time, Bach said that he does not want to see the empty games of the Olympic Games, and he is still actively looking for corresponding solutions, which can not only ensure the health and safety of everyone, but also reflect the Olympic spirit. The World Health Organization works closely and prepares multiple programs for the safe hosting of the Tokyo Olympic Games based on WHO recommendations.
Also because of the epidemic, the fourth Summer Youth Olympics originally scheduled to be held in Dakar, Senegal from October to November 2022 will be postponed until 2026. The Dakar Youth Olympic Games is the first comprehensive Olympic event held on the African continent.
Bach explained that the delay of the 2022 Dakar Youth Olympic Games by 4 years is a chain reaction brought about by the extension of the Tokyo Olympics, which can allow the International Olympic Committee, national and regional Olympic Committees and international sports The individual association organizations have more time to arrange for the sports events that have been affected, which will also help alleviate the financial difficulties caused by the new coronary pneumonia epidemic.
“If the Dakar Youth Olympics is scheduled to be held in 2022, then five Olympics will be held consecutively within three years from next year (Tokyo Olympics, 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, 2022 Dakar Youth Olympic Games, 2024 Gangwon-do Winter Olympic Games, and 2024Paris Olympic Games).” Bach pointed out that this is for the International Olympic Committee and various countries. It is very pressured by the regional Olympic Committee and individual associations.
In addition, the International Olympic Committee also announced that since the outbreak of the global new coronary pneumonia outbreak, the IOC’s assistance to various national and regional Olympic Committees and international sports individual associations has reached 100 million. US dollars.
Netizens sighed:Four years later, youth is no longer youth…
Bach admitted frankly that the postponement of the Dakar Youth Olympics may disappoint young athletes, the International Olympic Committee It will cooperate with major international sports individual associations and national and regional Olympic Committees to make up for their regrets by holding some intercontinental youth events.
However, after the news came out, there are still many netizens who regret the young athletes…
But some netizens expressed their support. It is also wise to postpone it for health reasons.
Sportsmanship is to never give up!
Bless the Olympics and bless the athletes!
Source:China Youth Daily