International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) President, Thomas Bach, on Thursday got a chance to have a first glimpse of Athletes Village for Tokyo Olympics.
IOC Media’s official Twitter handle posted a photo of Thomas Bach visiting Athletes Village on Tuesday and the caption of the post read: “This is the place to be! President Bach gets his first glimpse of the Athletes’ Village for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 #Tokyo2020.” Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike on Monday had met with Thomas Bach and said that Japan is fully committed to host safe and secure Olympics next year.
Koike added that Japan will set a new benchmark for future generations by hosting the Olympics economically.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had received the Olympic Movement’s highest award, the Olympic Order in Gold. Abe assisted with dominating the Matches for Tokyo in 2013.
He later showed up surprisingly at the closing ceremony of Olympic Games Rio 2016, dressed as Super Mario.
In September, a series of measures were agreed upon by the IOC Coordination Commission and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee to make the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 fit for a post-crown world.
The IOC is working closely with the International Federations, National Olympic Committees, and other event organisers to get fundamental contribution as a part of an ongoing audit of the best practices and key learnings taken from the resumption of sporting events in Japan and around the world.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were delayed due to the Covid pandemic. The super occasion will presently be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021, and the Paralympics will occur from August 24 to September 5, 2021.