Mondo Duplantis and Elaine Thompson-Herah headline the Doha Diamond League track and field meet, airing live on NBCSN.
IOC President Thomas Bach delivered a pep talk to Japanese government officials and local organizers on Thursday that included suggestions that “hundreds of millions” of doses COVID-19 vaccines would be available before the postponed Olympics open in July. Bach was speaking from Switzerland in an on-line gathering of officials in Japan during the first of two days of meetings focused on how to pull off the delayed Tokyo Games. Bach pointed out that major sports events like the Tour de France have been held with limited fans and without the vaccine.
Tokyo Olympics officials are proposing that the government relax immigration regulations to allow athletes to enter the country before next year's postponed games and train during a 14-day quarantine period, Toshiro Muto, the CEO of the organizing committee said on Wednesday. ''We have to consider the uniqueness of the athletes and also their activities,'' Muto said, speaking in Japanese following a meeting of a task force considering countermeasures against the COVID-19 pandemic. The International Olympic Committee, Tokyo city and national government officials, and members of the organizing committee are holding virtual meetings on Thursday and Friday focused on finding ways to hold the delayed Olympics during a pandemic.