Blanco: “If we go to the Games there will be one hundred percent certainty that the coronavirus is controlled”

Tokyo 2020 Olympics



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Replica of the Olympic pebetero of Tokyo 64 in front of the National Stadium.

The president of Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), Alejandro Blanco, it showed “concerned “about the risk of the new coronavirus in the Tokyo Olympics This year, but ensure that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) take the “appropriate measures at the right time” and that, if the Games are held, be because the virus is “100 percent controlled.”

“I think you have to be worried, but you also have to be aware that the IOC does see danger taking appropriate measures at the right time. At this moment there is a great concern for what has happened in Italy, but I also have the peace of mind that if we go to the Games there will be one hundred percent security that the coronavirus is controlled, “Blanco warned in statements to Europa Press.

In this sense, it showed “aware“That” more than two million people “will visit the Japanese capital in the months of July, August, but it is planned to hold the competition, so the virus” must be fully controlled “.” I think we have to wait . We depend on what the IOC decides according to the World Health Organization (WHO). From there, they will give us directions and we will follow them to the letter, “he said.

In addition, the leader shared the possible coronavirus repercussion in the Olympic event with the threat of the Zika virus in Ro 2016, where “the COE followed up before, during and six months after” the competition “through a research institute”.

“Therefore, I believe that the concern of the COE is known to all athletes, coaches, leaders and members of the government who go to the Games and you have to be sure that if we go there, everything will be fine,” he reiterated.

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