Sport: Italian OK believes in Tokyo Games

Bach confirms: Tokyo Games start as planned

 Bach confirms: Tokyo Games start as planned Thomas Bach from the International Olympic Committee has confirmed that the Tokyo Olympic Games will take place as planned in the summer. © Provided by sport1.de Bach confirms: Tokyo Games start as planned President Thomas Bach of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that the Tokyo Olympic Games will take place as planned in the summer. There is no "plan B", said Bach in an interview with the news agency Kyodo News .

The President of the National Olympic Committee in Italy (Coni) firmly believes in the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer.

Giovanni Malago, Präsident des italienischen Olympischen Komitees (Coni). © Massimo Percossi / ANSA / dpa Giovanni Malago, President of the Italian Olympic Committee (Coni).

«One hundred percent. There are no technical requirements for a new postponement. The Winter Games in Beijing are due to take place in February 2022, ”said Giovanni Malagò in an interview with the Italian newspaper“ La Repubblica ”. The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and the Japanese government are categorical.


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Because of the corona pandemic, the games had to be postponed from summer 2020 to this year. If the sporting event were to be canceled, Malagò fears "incalculable damage" for Italian sport. “There are sports that make a living from it and work for it for four, now even five years, and companies that have invested in them,” the Coni boss continued.

The association recently hit the headlines as the IOC Italy threatened to ban the flag and anthem in Tokyo. Coni had lost state independence because of a law. Only one day before the expected IOC decision did the government make the necessary changes and avert the sanctions.

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