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NOC discusses preventive measures of participants with Tokyo Olympics Organising Committee

Japan has 140 coal-fired power plants currently in use, out of which the government has reportedly decided to close approximately 100 of the most inefficient over the next decade. Coal makes up about a third of the country’s energy supply mix. (Supplied)
Japan has 140 coal-fired power plants currently in use, out of which the government has reportedly decided to close approximately 100 of the most inefficient over the next decade. Coal makes up about a third of the country’s energy supply mix. (Supplied)
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02 Jul 2020 07:07:15 GMT9
02 Jul 2020 07:07:15 GMT9

DUBAI: The National Olympic Committee and the Organizing Committee of Tokyo Summer Olympic Games discussed organizational matters and precautionary measures relating to the Games, which Tokyo will host next year.

Attendees of the meeting, which was held via a remote videotechnology on Wednesday night, included Ahmed Al Tayeb, Director of Technical and Sports Affairs and Butti Al Abdouli, Director of Performance Follow-up and Development at the NOC.

Overseas attendees included Michel Kamrouf, International Relations Officer for West Asia at the International Olympic Committee, and Gabriel Andreid, Logistics Officer, Olympic Village, Tokyo.

The NOC officials reviewed the efforts of the Organising Committee of Tokyo Olympic Games under the current conditions, with particular emphasis on the protection and safety of athletes and sports officials during their participation in sports competitions or stay at the Olympic Village.

During the meeting, the Organising Committee stressed its commitment to prioritising health issues and addressing health concerns throughout the Games, over and above the prior precautionary measures in place.

The NOC confirmed its participation in this biggest sports showpiece worldwide and the readiness of qualified UAE athletes to compete in the Games. The NOC will attend the opening and closing ceremonies and lend all sorts of support to the host country for the success of the biggest sporting event.

Al Tayeb pointed out that federations could hold sports camps for qualified athletes in Tokyo or other cities in coordination with the Olympic Solidarity. The federation would accordingly prepare the timetable and plan.

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