Olympic uncertainty: Top athletes believe that the summer games are possible

The scepticism of the German top athletes with a view to the holding of the threaded Olympic games in Tokyo is great. This shows a non-representative survey, wh

Olympic uncertainty: Top athletes believe that the summer games are possible

The scepticism of the German top athletes with a view to the holding of the threaded Olympic games in Tokyo is great. This shows a non-representative survey, which was presented on Sunday in the ZDF"sport report" shown in the documentation "games in pandemic times-the other Olympia?". Therefore, every second of the 180 respondents of the possible Olympic-estimates the risk of a cancellation of the Tokyo-starters, games as high or very high.

The Virologist Ulrike Protzer holds the Tokyo games in the summer of 2021, in spite of the persistent Coronavirus pandemic is possible, "but not as we know them normally," said the scientist from the TU Munich ZDF. "Not with masses of people, not as a big Show, accompanied by commercial interests. But they are possible as a sports event." dpa

to do This, you would have to take the athletes two weeks before the opening in quarantine, and control. Then you would have "minimal risk" that the Virus will transfer. More difficult to the point viewers. 56 percent of the ZDF respondents athletes hold the danger that, through the games a second wave of Infection could be triggered, for large or very large.

"health comes first"

The Munich-based sports biologist Henning Wackerhage looks, especially in the intensive breathing behavior of the athletes is a source of danger. While in normal people, the breathing is five to ten liters, goes high in athletes to 50 to 100 litres, in the case of some it can be up to 200. "The question is: How many droplets and aerosols produced in the process. How it affects the probability that someone is infected," said Wackerhage in the ZDF documentary.

"health comes first", stressed Christophe Dubi, IOC Executive Director for the Olympic games. You have turned over every stone, and over 200 proposals made to the risk of infections to contain. Dubi also hopes to be able to the Olympic village for about 11 000 athletes "in the classical sense to build".

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Updated Date: 19 July 2020, 12:26

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