“I don’t know what the status of corona infections will be next summer,” said Muto, “but the chances of the virus becoming a thing of the past are not very high,” Muto said. for people who have to live with Covid-19 “.
Due to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, the International Olympic Committee and host Japan decided to postpone the Olympiad planned for this year after a long hesitation in late March. The Games will take place from July 23 to August 8 next year.
A few days ago, Muto said in an interview with the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that Covid-19 “is not a threat that can be quickly extinguished or bypassed.” According to Muto, the upcoming Games like the one in Tokyo over the next year under these conditions could become a model for other global events and sporting events. “That would really be a legacy of Tokyo 2020.”