Thomas Bach, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Chief, will arrive in Japan on July 8, just two weeks ahead of the Tokyo Olymoics’ opening ceremony.
The IOC announced on its official website that Bach will go to Tokyo fully vaccinated and follow the playbooks’ guidelines to ensure that the Games are safe and secure.
“Upon his arrival, the IOC President will work remotely only,” the IOC said in a statement.
“His official programme of in-person and remote meetings with arriving delegations, Games stakeholders and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will then commence on July 12. His destinations are registered, and his activities will be conducted under the strict rules defined by the playbooks.”
Meanwhile, Bach is reportesly olanning to visit Hiroshima on July 16 to mark the start of the Olympic Truce.
Although, he had originally planned to visit the nuclear bomb-hit city at the end of World War-II in May however, the visit was cancelled due to the worsening Covid-19 situation in Japan.