IOC Assures Teams Winter Olympics In Beijing Will Go Ahead
Jan 5, 2022, 2:45 PM
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GENEVA (AP) — The IOC has promised Olympic teams worldwide that the Winter Games in Beijing will go ahead as planned next month.
Switzerland’s team leader asked a day earlier for talks about possibly postponing the Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic. Swiss team leader Ralph Stöckli had said in a TV interview that the possibility of postponing had to be discussed amid rising numbers of athletes being infected with COVID-19.
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Stöckli says “the issue of a postponement is no longer relevant to all of us.” Last year’s Tokyo Olympics were held a year after their originally scheduled dates.
The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, February 4 2022.