After the IOC Coordinating Committee and the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee concluded two days of consultation on the 25th, next year
The welcoming ceremony for the delegations in the Olympic Village has always been an important event before the opening of the Olympic Games. According to the original plan, the Tokyo Olympic Games will hold 44 welcoming ceremonies, but the final simplified plan decided to cancel all ceremonies.
The Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee’s Olympic Games organizer Hidejo Nakamura said at a press conference that day that the Olympic Organizing Committee is also aware that the ceremony is very important and has great symbolic significance, but because these activities have nothing to do with the competition, in order to prevent the spread of the virus, the Olympic Organizing Committee Still propose to cancel all ceremonies.
Although the opening and closing ceremonies were not included in the simplified plan this time, the plan clearly stated that “we are considering simplifying the content of the opening and closing ceremonies”.
It has also been determined that the scale of the shuttle bus on the opening and closing ceremonies will be reduced, and the number of tickets originally given to members of the Olympic family will also be reduced, and these tickets will be sold to ordinary audiences.
At the same time, the plan also proposes to reduce the reception standards during the Olympics, reduce the operating time of venues, reduce the number of decorations in related venues, the number of free tickets for registered personnel, and even reduce the range of people who take free public transportation during the Olympics.
It can be said that the simplified plan fully embodies the principle of "cost saving". Gifts originally given to athletes have also been cancelled, and cleaning work in the Olympic Village has been greatly reduced.
The simplified plan of the first stage is divided into four parts. In summary, they are to reduce personnel, cancel infrastructure construction or reduce its scale, adjust audience activities, and try to change pre-match activities to online.
Coates, chairman of the International Olympic Committee Coordination Committee, said at a subsequent press conference that the simplified plan will provide a "Tokyo model" for the world after the new crown, and future Olympic hosts will definitely benefit from this.
However, Toshiro Muto, CEO of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, said that it is not yet possible to predict how much the simplified plan will save. He hopes to get specific figures next month and provide them to the IOC Executive Committee meeting in October.
It should be pointed out that the simplified scheme is not only applicable to the Olympic Games, but also to the Paralympic Games.