The organizers of the Tokyo Olympics unveiled on Monday the health measures likely to allow the holding of “test” events at the end of the week after the postponement of the Olympics to the summer of 2021 (23 July-8 August), due to the spread of Covid-19.
The last “test” event took place from March 6 to 8, 2020, before the deterioration of the health situation worldwide and the postponement of the games for one year.
Eighteen events are on the program, including wheelchair rugby on Saturday and Sunday.
The organizers have indicated that they will “limit contact, handshakes and maintain distances between athletes of one meter, if two meters are not possible”.
Fourteen “tests” will be supervised by the Organizing Committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the international federations.
The athletics events, scheduled for May 9 in the Japanese capital, will be the only ones to welcome foreign athletes and spectators in the stands.
The organizers of the Olympics decided on March 20 that there would be no spectators from abroad, a first in Olympic history.