During a joint digital press convention with Tokyo 2020 chief Seiko Hashimoto, Bach — who arrived for the Games final week — stated the individuals of Japan may very well be assured that the Olympic committee is sparing no effort to make sure the occasion is “protected and safe.”
“You have finished a unbelievable job in getting ready … This is much more exceptional beneath the tough circumstances all of us have to face,” Bach added.
Tuesday additionally marked the opening of the Olympic village, the place the vast majority of athletes will keep in the course of the course of the Games.
Over 11,000 athletes from 205 National Olympic Committees will compete in Tokyo with round 85 % vaccinated towards Covid-19, in accordance to the IOC.
Delegations from Italy and Great Britain have been amongst these to land in Tokyo on Tuesday.
“After all this extra stress in the course of the pandemic, lastly (athletes) can shine on the Olympic stage. And I hope that they’ll, beneath these circumstances nonetheless, get pleasure from it to the fullest,” stated Bach.