The Japanese government, Tokyo Governor’s Office, the IPC and the Organizing Committee met at the pre-tournament online meeting starting next week.
Connecting to the meeting from his hotel room due to the quarantine period, Parsons said, “Given the current cases in Tokyo metropolitan area and throughout Japan, everyone who will attend the games should be cautious and comply with the Covid-19 regulations.” said.
“Only on this condition can we ensure that the Paralympic games are held safely.” Parsons said that the athletes were excited and ready to take the stage.
Regarding the decision not to allow spectators to the games, Committee Chairman Hashimoto Seiko said, “I’m sorry to all ticket holders who are looking forward to going to the competition venues. The decision not to accept spectators to the tournament was inevitable in order to stop the epidemic.” said.
The Paralympic Games, in which approximately 4,400 athletes from 160 countries and regions will compete in 22 branches, will be held on 24 August-5 September.
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