International Olympic Committee appreciated the measures taken by Iran NOC to contain Corona Virus spread and to postpone Tokyo2020.
Iran NOC; Tehran: International Olympic Committee (IOC) praised Iran's
support to postpone Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as a measure to contain
"As you know the postponement took place after holding various
sessions with the Committee for holding games and the Japanese government as
part of efforts to ensure safety of the athletes” said IOC President, Thomas
Bach in a letter written to President of Iran NOC, Dr. Seyed Reza Salehi-Amiri.
"Naturally, you and the Iranian athletes have many questions in
mind on rescheduling the event" added the IOC President, hoping that he
would have an opportunity to reach a reasonable agreement with the Organizing
Committee on the details.
Bach assured that all the questions will be answered in a short time.
According to Bach, now humanity sees itself in a dark tunnel that the
Tokyo Olympics is promising enlightenment and bright days at the end of this
The rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will open on July 23 next year,
with the closing ceremony taking place on August 8.
This year's Olympic was due to begin on July 24 and run to August 9;
yet they were all put off because of the COVID-19 outbreak that has already
swept across the world.