Tokyo Olympics could be held even without vaccine - IOC head

Thursday, 24. September 2020 14:19

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach stressed on Thursday that sports events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be organized safely and successfully without the vaccine against coronavirus.

However, Bach believes that multiple vaccines against the virus are set to be released ahead of the Olympics, expecting "hundreds of millions of doses to be available already in the first half of the next year." According to him, there are "very encouraging news about the development of a vaccine — and not only a vaccine, but vaccines."

Previously, the IOC head claimed that the games in Tokyo need to be "fit for the post-Corona world" though he asserted that the Olympics in Japan will be the "best prepared" in history.

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