ANOC reinforces commitment to working with NOCs in preparing for a safe Tokyo 2020
ANOC today reiterated its commitment to supporting the IOC and Tokyo 2020 in ensuring that NOCs are well-informed on the application of The Playbook and the important role they will play in contributing to the safe delivery of the Games.
ANOC actively participated in reviewing The Playbook for Athletes and Team Officials which was disseminated via NOCs on 9 February. Acting ANOC President Robin Mitchell has served as co-Chair of the NOC and Athletes Working Group for the Coordination Commission and worked to ensure that NOC and athlete interests have remained at the heart of discussions and decisions.
The Playbook which can be found here, outlines the responsibilities athletes, officials and NOCs must follow before they travel to Japan, when they enter the country, during their time at the Games and when they leave the Games.
Acting ANOC President Robin Mitchell said:
“The IOC, IPC and Tokyo 2020 have done an excellent job in developing these Playbooks and providing the main principles that will guide us all in our preparations for the Games. NOCs have a critical role to play in contributing to the safe delivery of Tokyo 2020 through the support and information they provide their athletes and team officials. At ANOC, we are committed to working with our NOCs to ensure they have all the information they need.
“We also recognise that this Playbook is the first version and that more detail will need to be provided to allow NOCs to continue their planning in the months ahead. ANOC will continue to work with NOCs, the IOC and Tokyo 2020 so that together we can ensure a safe and successfully Olympic Games.”