ATHENS: The summer time Olympic Games in Tokyo present that there’s light at the end of the tunnel of the coronavirus pandemic, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach mentioned on Tuesday.
Bach was in Athens to attend a ceremony for the disclosing of new lighting at the Panathenaic Stadium, the marble stadium that hosted the primary trendy Games in 1896.
“We met last time at the very beginning of the pandemic, and now we are hopefully meeting towards the end of the pandemic,” Bach informed Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
“We see, or start to see, the light at the end of the tunnel, in particular with the Games in Tokyo,” he mentioned.
The 2020 Olympic Games had been postponed final yr because of the pandemic. They are scheduled to be held from July 23 to Aug. 8, though the organisers have banned worldwide spectators from attending.