This is reported by the Reuters news agency.
This is Bach’s first visit to Tokyo since former prime minister Shinzo Abe decided in March to postpone the 2020 Games to next year.
At a meeting with new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, the IOC chairman said they can be confident that the coronavirus vaccine will be available by next summer.
He added that the IOC will organize vaccination of both participants and visitors before they arrive in Japan.
“To protect the Japanese people and out of respect for the Japanese people, the IOC will make great efforts to ensure Олімпійських participants and visitors to the Olympic Games come here vaccinated if the vaccine is available by then,” Bach said.
It’s worth noting that news about a potentially successful vaccine from Pfizer Inc. they gave us hope for hosting the Games.
In July, about 70% of respondents told NHK, a public broadcaster, that the event should be postponed or canceled.
The Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo were scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020.