June 24, 2021


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IOC to make final decision on Tokyo 2020 in four weeks with postponement considered 国际奥委会将在四周内就 2020 东京奥运做出最终决定

IOC to make final decision on Tokyo 2020 in four weeks with postponement considered 国际奥委会将在四周内就 2020 东京奥运做出最终决定

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A final decision on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be reached in four weeks by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with postponement of the Games set to be assessed.

国际奥委会(IOC)将在四周内就 2020 年东京奥运会做出最终决定,将评估是否延期举行。

An IOC Executive Board meeting took place by teleconference today. The four week window is expected to allow the IOC and Tokyo 2020 the chance to study different options regarding a postponement of the Games. The IOC said the scenarios will involve either modifying existing operational plans, which would allow the go ahead on 24 July. Changes to the start date of the Games will also be considered.

国际奥委会执行委员会今天举行了电话会议。 预计为期四周的限期将让国际奥委会和 2020 东京奥组委有时间研究有关推迟奥运会的不同选择方案。 国际奥委会表示,这些方案将涉及修改现有的运营计划,以便于7月24日如期举行,同时亦会考虑更改奥运会的开始日期。

The time frame provided by the IOC follows mounting pressure from athletes and National Olympic Committees over the fate of the Games, due to the coronavirus pandemic. IOC President Thomas Bach admitted for the first time earlier this week that alternative scenarios were being considered by the organisation. A postponement has now been acknowledged openly for the first time. The IOC repeated that cancellation of the Games “is not on the agenda.”

由于冠状病毒大流行,在运动员和国家奥委会施加越来越大的压力之后,国际奥委会终于提出决定东京奥运命运的时间表。 国际奥委会主席托马斯·巴赫(Thomas Bach)在本周初首次承认正在考虑其他方案。 现在更首次公开承认可能推迟,但国际奥委会重申取消奥运会事宜“不在议程上”。

“Contrary to other sports events, to postpone the Olympic Games is an extremely complex challenge. “A number of critical venues needed for the Games could potentially not be available anymore.
“The situations with millions of nights already booked in hotels is extremely difficult to handle, and the international sports calendar for at least 33 Olympic sports would have to be adapted.


The Olympics are currently scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9.
The Paralympic Games will follow from August 25 to September 6.


International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons has backed the IOC’s decision, describing the four weeks as a “window of opportunity”.
“The next four weeks will provide time to see if the global health situation improves, while giving a window of opportunity to look into different scenarios should the dates of the Games need to be changed,” Parsons said.

国际残奥会主席安德鲁·帕森斯(Andrew Parsons)支持国际奥委会的决定,称这四个星期是“机会之窗”。

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