Xinhua News Agency, Tokyo, July 30 (Reporters Ji Ye and Wu Shuguang) The Tokyo Olympics is now halfway through the schedule. In a joint interview with the International News Agency recognized by the International Olympic Committee on the 30th, IOC President Bach believed that Chinese athletes have made great achievements. Success has also contributed to many non-traditional strengths. He is also satisfied with the epidemic prevention work of this competition. So far, the detection rate of positive cases of Olympic-related personnel is only 0.02%. And 90% of the Japanese people are watching the Olympics on TV, showing the host’s attention to the Olympics.
On July 21st, the President of the International Olympic Committee Bach attended a press conference.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Song Yanhua
In response to a Xinhua News Agency reporter’s question about the overall performance of Chinese athletes, Bach said: “The success of Chinese athletes speaks for itself. When I checked the medal list 15 minutes ago, China had already won 18 gold medals. I don’t know when I was speaking. Will it increase.”
On July 29, in the Tokyo Olympics swimming women’s 4X200m freestyle relay final, the Chinese team composed of Yang Junxuan, Tang Muhan, Zhang Yufei, and Li Bingjie broke the world record and won the championship.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Xia Fangfang
Bach said: “I think this is a huge success (for the Chinese delegation), and this time in many non-traditional strengths, China has also performed very well. Obviously, the Chinese Olympic Committee has done a great job preparing athletes.”
The community with the highest frequency of new crown detection
The current event under the epidemic was held in the “Olympic Bubble”. Bach used a set of data to introduce the results of Olympic epidemic prevention. “Since the start of the competition, Olympic personnel have carried out 350,000 new crown virus tests, and the detection rate of positive cases is only 0.02%, which is very low. The vaccination rate in the Olympic Village has also exceeded 85%. The Olympic Village may be the world (new crown virus). ) In the community with the highest frequency of detection, the Olympic Games has become the most closed-loop sports event in the world.”
On June 20, the staff measured the body temperature of reporters entering the Olympic Village.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Zijiang
However, outside of the “Olympic Bubble”, the epidemic in Japan is not optimistic. As of 17:30 on the 30th (16:30 Beijing time), Japan had 7,947 new confirmed cases of new crowns that day.
Bach said frankly that the contrast between the inside and outside of the “Olympic Bubble” makes him very regretful. Next, the Olympic epidemic prevention needs to continue to be vigilant, and the epidemic prevention battle is not over yet. Therefore, the “Olympic Bubble” needs to be maintained, and epidemic prevention measures such as maintaining social distancing and wearing masks must also continue.
Japan’s ratings show real public opinion
“Unfortunately, the Japanese people cannot watch the game live, they can only watch the game on TV,” Bach said.
However, he said that with the start of the game, the charm of sports is full. “In the competition venues and in the Olympic Village, you can feel the enthusiasm brought by the athletes.”
As of press time, the host Japanese team has won 17 gold medals. Outstanding results have also made more Japanese people pay attention to the Olympics. Bach revealed that about 90% of the Japanese people watch the Olympics through television. “I think there is no better proof of the Japanese people’s attitude towards the Olympics than this data.”
On July 30th, the Japanese players celebrated after the men’s epee team gold medal competition in the fencing event of the Tokyo Olympics.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Zheng Huansong
Five new events were added to this competition: rock climbing, skateboarding, surfing, karate and baseball and softball. Bach said that the new project has achieved its original goal. “New projects are more attractive to young people. This can be seen from the data feedback on digital platforms. We should pay attention to and develop what sports people like.”
Two factors affect athletes’ mental health
In this competition, American gymnast Byers withdrew from the women’s individual all-around final “out of the importance of his mental health.” The main torchbearer of the Tokyo Olympics and tennis star Naomi Osaka was eliminated in the third round of the women’s singles. She also mentioned in previous interviews that she has been disturbed by psychological depression since she was at the US Open in 2018.
On July 27th, the American team player Simon Byers competed in the vault event.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Lili
Bach is also very concerned about the mental health of athletes. He said that the pressure of sports competitions and the impact of the epidemic have affected the physical and mental health of athletes. The International Olympic Committee has been paying attention to this issue, which is why it initiated the “Stay Strong, Stay Active, and Stay Healthy” during the epidemic.Return to Sohu to see more