As Olympics concerns mount amid spreading coronavirus, IOC says ‘the Games will go ahead’
expressing “full commitment to the success” of the Tokyo Olympics taking place from July 24 to Aug. 9 as originally planned. An IOC spokesman later said the organization has not even discussed (contingency plans)and vowed the Games would begin July 24 despite the global spread of, and unease regarding, the coronavirus.
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“The IOC remains (fully committed to the success of the Olympic Games) #Tokyo2020,” IOC President Thomas Bach said, through the IOC’s Twitter feed. “I encourage all athletes to prepare for the Games with ‘full steam.’ ”
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“They should let people know that we are currently in the midst of a pandemic, and (social distancing）is a significant public response element of pandemics,” said University of Nebraska professor Ali Khan, formerly the director of the Office of Public Health.
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“I do not like the message that the risk is low and there’s nothing to worry about and things will be fine. I think they should (engage their community)to say that there’s a possibility if this epidemic is not in check, we will need to make adjustments and cancel the event. That’s what I would want to hear.