The OCM participated in a Tokyo 2020 NOC Chefs de Mission Briefing on the Playbook for Athletes and Officials which was presented by key officials from the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee yesterday.
The Playbook outlines the basic principles that the contingent is required to fourteen (14) days before their travel to Japan, when entering Japan, during their time at the Games and when leaving the Games. The measures outlined in the first version of the Playbook are expected to be updated in April and June.
We welcome the publication of the Playbook by the IOC and the Organising Committee. Being the official and centralised source of information for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Playbook not only provides direction that will assist us in our planning and preparation but it also provides much needed clarity to our athletes and officials on how the organisers are planning to make the Olympic Games a safe and secure one for them.
This Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be a unique experience for everyone. For the Games to happen with Covid-19 in our midst, we understand that there will be additional conditions and restraints and our athletes and officials will need to make sacrifices, be adaptable and flexible.
The OCM is committed and stand in solidarity with the IOC and the Organising Committee to ensure that our athletes and officials understand these new constraints. Similarly, as the global situation relating to Covid-19 continues to evolve, we will continue to work closely with the IOC and the Organising Committee as well as with the Ministry of Youth & Sports and the Ministry of Health so that our athletes have the most ideal environment and platform to perform at their very best in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Datuk Wira Lee Chong Wei
Chef de Mission, Malaysian Contingent
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