first_img Promoted Content7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooLook Up At The Most Fascinated Ceilings In The World7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Great Britain’s heptathlon world champion, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, was among those to speak out on Tuesday, questioning advice from the IOC asking them to prepare “as best they can” for the Games despite social contact and travel being placed under severe restrictions across the world because of the virus. Johnson-Thompson pointed out the difficulties she and other athletes are facing and wrote in a social media post: “I feel under pressure to train and keep the same routine, which is impossible.” The IOC said: “This is an exceptional situation, which requires exceptional solutions. “The IOC is committed to finding a solution with the least negative impact for the athletes, while protecting the integrity of the competition and the athletes’ health.Advertisement “No solution will be ideal in this situation, and this is why we are counting on the responsibility and solidarity of the athletes.” Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi said the IOC was risking the health of athletes, who feel obliged to continue training despite advice to reduce contact. Hayley Wickenheiser, an IOC member, said the organisation’s conviction that the Games would go ahead was “insensitive and irresponsible given the state of humanity”. The former Canada ice hockey star added: “This crisis is bigger even than the Olympics.” Read Also:IOC: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will hold  as planned The IOC had said on Tuesday it was fully committed to staging the Games, and that with four months to go there was no need for any drastic decision to be taken. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… International Olympic Committee (IOC) has told athletes “no solution will be ideal” after a number of competitors raised concerns over its plans to press ahead with Tokyo 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic.last_img

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