U.S. Olympic hopefuls in boxing and shooting are training in an abandoned Macy's after the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center temporarily closed.
The IOC is adamant the Tokyo Olympics will be held this year despite the pandemic. Now hear it from the man who represents the track and field, swimming and gymnastics federations as well as every other Summer Games sport. “At the moment, we’re positive that the games will be held,” said Francesco Ricci Bitti, president of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations.
Several countries, including Israel and Denmark, said on Wednesday they would vaccinate their athletes and staff against COVID-19 ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, amid global debate over whether athletes should be given priority access in the rollout. Israel, which leads the world on per capita vaccinations, said it had already inoculated half its Olympic athletes delegation. "By the end of May 2021, all... will be completely vaccinated against the coronavirus," a spokeswoman from the Israel Olympic Committee told Reuters in an email.