IOC to hold coronavirus crisis talks with sports bodies

first_img Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Most Stunning Wedding Looks From Around The WorldWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?15 Extremely Surprising Facts About Disney PrincessesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Mesmerizing Wedding Looks From Different Countries Loading… With less than five months to go before the Tokyo Olympics, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach plans emergency talks with member organisations, sources close to the IOC said on Sunday. On Sunday, the Olympic countdown clock in Ginza in Tokyo showed 131 days before the Games are scheduled to start The IOC plans a conference call on Tuesday to “keep the international federations informed of the situation, as well as the National Olympic Committees and athletes,” one source close to the IOC told AFP. The IOC “will take stock of the actions taken” to respond to the coronavirus crisis “and the federations will have the opportunity to ask questions” added a source close to one international sports federation The IOC “conducts a regular dialogue with all the Olympic partners and regularly informs them of the situation,” added an IOC spokesman. While many international sporting events have been postponed or cancelled, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised on Friday that Tokyo would host the Olympic Games as planned in July and August, despite questions raised by the pandemic. Thomas Bach said on Thursday that his organisation would follow the recommendations of the World Health Organisation regarding a possible postponement.center_img Read Also: Pogba makes coronavirus fund-raising pledge He acknowledged, however, that the cancellation of qualifying events due to the epidemic was already posing “serious problems”. The issue of qualifying will be a focus of Tuesday’s telephone meeting. At the beginning of March, Bach said the IOC would show “flexibility” regarding the qualifications for the Tokyo and encouraged “all athletes to continue to prepare” for the Games. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Mass return of stranded Bacolodnons looms

first_img“Knowing that there will be an expected shortage of quarantine centers, the task force plans to place [these LSIs] under home quarantine instead,” Familiaran furthered.  “We are expecting more arrivals of LSIs, particularly when sea and air transportation resume,” Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said, adding the plan was discussed during their meeting with barangays officials on June 3. BHERTs are responsible for tracking of persons with a history of foreign travel, identification of persons under monitoring and persons under investigation. Mayor Evelio Leonardia recently released guidelines requiring LSIs to coordinate with their barangay councils prior to going home, and that they must sign a document indicating that they agree to follow protocols. BACOLOD City – The City Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) targets to deploy Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs) in every purok in this city in preparation for the mass return of Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs).center_img According to Familiaran, BHERTs personnel will be tapped to intensify the monitoring of LSIs, who will be required undergo home quarantine upon their arrival. A BHERT is comprised of the barangay captain as chairperson, the barangay kagawad on health as vice chairperson, with the barangay midwife or nurse, barangay health worker or nutrition scholar and barangay tanods as members. Leonardia is expected to issue a new advisory health protocol in this city next week./PNlast_img read more

Andre Ayew praises Black Stars teamwork

first_imgAndre Ayew is happy to see other players in the Black Stars step up to see matches through and not leave that duty to a couple of players.Ghana got two goals against Malawi in the first leg of the final round of the 2013 Nations Cup qualifying.Despite a strong and committed performance, the lot fell to Christian Atsu and Anthony Annan last Saturday to secure a 2-0 home win for Ghana.Andre, who was substituted in the second half has welcomed other players having to take greater responsibility and not rely on just a couple of individuals in the Black Stars.“We wanted to do more, but sometimes you just accept what comes your way in good faith,” Andre Ayew said after the win over Malawi in Accra.The midfielder says it is important that responsibilities are shared and hopes the national team will adapt. “All of us can’t perform equally. If [Asamoah] Gyan does play well and I don’t in a game, the most important thing is we win because it’s team work,” the 22 year-old added.last_img read more