The Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike said that there may be a need for a “simplified” Olympics next year due to the impact of the pandemic COVID-19. The organizers are already discussing possible changes and are considering various options such as mandatory testing for coronavirus and reducing the number of events and spectators.
Koike said: “the Olympic and Paralympic games requires understanding on the part of Tokyo and the Japanese. We need to streamline what you need to streamline, and simplify what you need to simplify”.
There is information that is mandatory for all spectators will be tested for coronavirus by PCR, and restriction of movement within the athletes ‘ village.
At a briefing the official representative of the Tokyo 2020 Masa Takaya said, “Stakeholders are looking for ways to optimize the scope and level of service in preparation for the Games. At this stage we have no concrete results, but we are interested in continuing discussions. The spread of the novel coronavirus is not unambiguous, and we have no way to fully understand how will look the situation in the next year.”
The IOC and the government of Japan in March took the unprecedented decision to postpone for a year the Games in 2020, which was to begin in July. But further delay after 2021 were excluded.