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IOC Assures Teams Winter Olympics In Beijing Will Go Ahead

Jan 5, 2022, 2:45 PM
ZHANGJIAKOU, CHINA - JANUARY 03: A worker stores skis in the rental area at the Thaiwoo Ski Resort ...
ZHANGJIAKOU, CHINA - JANUARY 03: A worker stores skis in the rental area at the Thaiwoo Ski Resort before closing for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, on January 3, 2022 in Chongli county, Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, northern China. The area, which will host ski and snowboard events during the Winter Olympics and Paralympics was closed off to all tourists and visitors as of January 4, 2022 and will be part of the bubble due to the global coronavirus pandemic for athletes, journalists and officials taking part in the games. The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are set to open February 4th. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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