Valuev: “it is too early to discuss the possible cancellation of the Olympics in 2021”
The IOC has not ruled out the abolition of the Olympic games in Tokyo, postponed for 2021. Deputy Nikolai Valuev has noticed that now this question is too early to discuss.
Earlier, the head of the IOC Thomas Bach made a statement that carried over to the next year Olympics because of the epidemic of a new type of coronavirus Covid-19 can finally cancel. According to the new schedule of international competitions, the Games will be held on the playgrounds of Tokyo July 23-August 8, 2021.
Voiced by Thomas Bach commented on the word Patriotic former boxer and current member of the political party “United Russia” Nikolay Valuev. In the opinion of the representative of the state Duma, it is too early to say and it is useless to discuss. “It’s very virtual,” he said.
The IOC President explained why the Olympic games may be canceled in the coming year if on this or some reason they will not be able to successfully carry out. He believes that unprofitable and you can’t employ several thousand people in organizing committees, to annually change the sport calendar in federations of various States, adding that athletes have no uncertainty. Thomas Bach urged to prepare for all possible scenarios for the organization and conduct of Games and did not rule out the likely quarantine for athletes.