Olympic and Euro 2020 chiefs confident events will go ahead this year

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  • IOC’s Thomas Bach: ‘Our priority is to ensure a safe Games’
  • Uefa’s Ceferin optimistic Covid will be under control

Organisers of the Olympic Games and Euro 2020 are increasingly bullish the two biggest sporting events of the year will go ahead, although the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, has conceded for the first time that fans might have to miss out on the Tokyo Games to ensure they are safe.

There have been growing concerns that both events were in peril because of the steep rise in Covid-19 cases and the slow rollout of vaccines. However, Bach dismissed suggestions the Olympics may have to be cancelled or moved and said the fact that sporting events had already taken place safely gave him growing confidence.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jan/27/olympic-games-and-euro-2020-chiefs-confident-events-will-go-ahead-this-year under the title “Olympic and Euro 2020 chiefs confident events will go ahead this year”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.