Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee revealed on the 6th that World Athletics Federation Chairman Sebastian Ko will visit the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee on the 8th and hold talks with Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee Chairman Yoshiro Mori.
Ke will become the first leader of a heavyweight international sports organization to visit Japan since the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia epidemic. The President of the International Olympic Committee Bach originally planned to visit Japan in May, but his trip was cancelled due to the epidemic. He will come to Tokyo at the end of this month.
According to reports, the World Athletics Federation CEO Jon Riggin and Chief Commercial Operations Officer John Odendal accompanied Ke to visit the Tokyo Olympic Committee. In addition to Yoshiro Mori, CEO Toshiro Muto and Mikako Otani, who has just assumed the position of Sports Director of the Olympic Organizing Committee, attended the meeting.
据报道，世界田径联合会首席执行官乔恩·里金（Jon Riggin）和首席商务运营官约亚博全站最新网站翰·奥登达尔（John Odendal）陪同Ke参观了东京奥林匹克委员会。除了森喜朗之外，首席执行官武藤寿郎和刚刚担任奥林匹克运动会组委会体育总监的大谷美子子也参加了会议。
Athletics is the Olympic event most affected by the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics. First, the 2021 World Athletics Championships have to be postponed to 2022. Secondly, because the World Athletics Federation is the largest individual association from the Olympic Games broadcast, the postponement of the Olympic Games is also correct. This year, the IAAF's finances had a great impact.
Since Ke was the chairman of the London Olympic Organizing Committee in 2012, and now he is also the chairman of the British Olympic Committee, his meeting with Yoshiro Mori is also of great symbolic significance. In an earlier interview with British media, Koo said: “If the Tokyo Olympics cannot be held next year, of course it will be a real problem for us.” Koo also disagrees with the Tokyo Olympics being held without spectators. (Finish)
自从2012年柯担任伦敦奥组委主席以来，现在他还是英国奥委会主席，与森喜朗的会晤也具有重要的象征意义。顾在早些时候接受英国媒体采访时说：“如果明年不能举办东京奥运会，那当然对我们来说将是一个真正的问题。” Koo还不同意没有观众参加的东京奥运会。 （完）