Ioc Proposes Plans For Simplified Tokyo Games

IOC proposes plans for simplified Tokyo Games

The International Olympic Committee has presented specific proposals to simplify the 2020 Tokyo Games, which have been postponed by one year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The IOC and the games' organizing committee in Tokyo earlier reached an agreement to simplify the games to cut down on expenses and reduce risks of a virus outbreak.

Sources say the IOC proposed shortening the period of use of the sporting venues, scaling down the number of spectators and revising the number of seats reserved for concerned personnel.

They say that senior Olympic committee officials are to use public transportation or taxis at their own expense upon their arrival at the airport or on their way to their accommodations.

Under the plan, award ceremonies and the interior and exterior of venues will come under review.

Each international federation will discuss these proposals and come up with their own views on the number of spectators and services to be provided to their athletes for further debate by a working group.

The plan is expected to be finalized by the IOC Coordination Committee in September.