Nearly 70%of Tokyo Olympic volunteers are worried about the new crown epidemic, and more than 20%may not be able to participate
According to Kyodo News, according to A recent survey by the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee showed that more than volunteers registered for the Tokyo Olympics and the Paralympic Games next year 60%are worried about the implementation of the prevention of the new crown virus and the format of the competition.
In asking the volunteers in the stadium and the athlete’s village what concerns they have about taking on the upcoming work, they worry about virus prevention measures and how the Olympics will be held Of respondents accounted for the most (66.8%). The survey also found that 21.5%of respondents said that due to the impact of the epidemic on their study and work conditions, they may no longer participate in Olympic volunteer activities.
reported that the online survey was conducted between July 1st and 21st, and targeted approximately 80,000 volunteers, of which about 2.6 Ten thousand people responded.
The Olympic Organizing Committee Zeng said that it has reached an agreement with the International Olympic Committee to host a”simplified” Olympic Games, partly to ensure the safety of athletes. It is still possible to reduce the number of viewers, but it has not been decided yet.
Before the outbreak of the new crown epidemic, the Tokyo Olympic Games were originally scheduled to be held from July 24 to August 9 this year. Currently, the holding time has been postponed to July 23 to August 8, 2021, followed by the Paralympic Games to be held from August 24 to September 5.
The report pointed out that in September or later, the organizing committee will cooperate with AbeThe government met with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to study measures to prevent the spread of the new crown virus. Yusuke Sakagami, deputy director general of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, said:”We will continue to prepare (for the Olympics) to ensure that volunteers can work in a safe environment.”
The organizing committee has also begun to reconfirm with registered volunteers whether they want to continue the initial commitment. This process will continue until August 20.
It is reported that more than 200,000 people applied to become volunteers, exceeding the goal of 80,000 people set by the organizers. The training started in October last year, but was suspended due to the impact of the epidemic.
Currently, there is no plan to recruit new volunteers.