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IOC, Tokyo Olympics to unveil rule book for beating pandemic

Added 01-27-21 12:03:01am EST - “Remember the word: Playbook.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “IOC, Tokyo Olympics to unveil rule book for beating pandemic”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

This is the rule book that the IOC and Tokyo organizers are set to roll out next week to explain how 15,400 Olympic and Paralympic athletes and tens of thousands of others will try to safely enter Japan when the Olympics open in just under six months.

Organizers and the International Olympic Committee are finally going public with their planning, hoping to push back against reports the Olympics will be canceled with Tokyo and much of Japan still under a state of emergency with COVID-19 cases rising.

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The rollout at Olympic headquarters in Switzerland is planned for Feb. 4, with Tokyo likely to present on Feb. 5.

“We created four different scenarios, one that had travel restrictions, clusters - to one where the pandemic was nearly gone,” Lucia Montanarella, head of IOC media operations, explained Tuesday for a panel discussion held by the International Sports Press Association.

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