Alejandro Blanco, president of the Spanish Olympic Committee, is convinced that if the IOC observes some kind of risk because of the coronavirus epidemic, it will proceed to suspend the Tokyo 2020 Games or to program them elsewhere. The one interview in the supporter of COPE, the sports leader said that the highest Olympic body will not allow “more than two million people are in danger.”
«I understand that there is restlessness, not fear. The IOC will not allow 11,000 athletes from around the world, 35,000 journalists, 60,000 members of the organization and two million fans to be in the least danger. If the case comes, the IOC will take measures to suspend the Games or move them to another place, because we do not know what can happen, ”he explained.
Blanco recalled the impact of the Zika virus in the Rio 2016 Games, and believes that the result in Tokyo will be similar. «From here to July 24, date of the inauguration, there is time».
“Now there is a lot of alarm, but it must be clear that no one is going to take a risk of that caliber,” reiterated the president of the COE, adding that it would be the World Health Organization itself that would recommend the suspension if necessary. .