“We will like to have international spectators there,” Juan Antonio Samaranch, the head of the IOC coordination commission for the Games, said Wednesday at the IOC session in Tokyo.
Three softball and six women’s football matches are scheduled for Wednesday.
What usually marks the start of a cheery Olympic countdown was overshadowed by ongoing concerns of many people in the host country.
Broadcasters NHK quoted a city council member as saying that the number of infections is rising steadily again and that the majority of the cases concern young people in their 20s.
Influential Australian Olympic chief John Coates said at the weekend that the International Olympic Committee was completing due diligence on the bid before it was presented to the body’s Executive Board.
The training will hold between April 27 and 28, 2021 and will cover courses in Print, Radio and TV, Production and Multimedia.
The IOC spoke against the background of the International Women’s Day, which the world celebrates every March 8
“We will hold the Olympics, regardless of how the coronavirus (situation) looks,” Mori said, adding that the discussion should focus on how, not whether, the Olympics will happen.
Long-time International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound made the assertion on Wednesday in London.
IOC President, Thomas Bach, said the delay was discussed two days ago in a telephone conversation with Senegal President, Macky Sall.
In March, the IOC and Japanese Government took the unprecedented decision to delay the Games, which had been due to start in July, for a year due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The International Olympic Committee has anticipated that it would have to bear costs of up to $800 million for its part of the responsibilities for the organisation of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics may not take place next year unless the coronavirus pandemic is contained.
Canada have said they will not compete at the Olympic and Paralympic Games should they be held this year as other nations also plan for a one-year postponement of Tokyo 2020.
The International Olympic Committee continues to come under pressure to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The International Olympic Committee has ruled out staging the Tokyo Games behind closed doors because it would be anathema to the whole philosophy of a movement that seeks to bring people across the globe together in celebration of sport.
The IOC announced a plan earlier this month to move the marathon and race walking events to the northern island of Hokkaido due to concerns about heat in Tokyo next summer.
Speaking at the Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition in Abuja, Eunisell’s Group Managing Director, Chika Ikenga, said this will help the government achieve its local content programme objectives.
A prosecution witness, Ibinabo Micheal-West, on Monday, told a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, that the Niger Delta Development Commission recovered over N100 billion from International Oil companies.
The International Olympic Committee announced the safeguarding of boxing at next year’s Tokyo Games but its executive board has recommended the suspension of the International Boxing Association.