Nishikori-Osaka opened his voice over doubts about the performance of the Tokyo Olympics

Jakarta (medialnews) – Two top Japanese tennis players Kei Nishikori and Naomi Osaka expressed their views on preparations for the Tokyo Olympics, which are still considered risky due to the uncontrolled pandemic in Japan.

Nishikori ruled that the organizing committee and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) still have time to consider the implementation of the event, as there is great potential for transfer in athletic villages if preventive settings are inadequate.

“It’s not just about 100 people in the tournament, it’s about 10,000 people in the village (athletes). I don’t think it will be easy, especially with what Japan has to do with not going in the right direction.” , Nishikori said Tuesday, as quoted by Reuters.

Japan has raised its emergency status in Tokyo and three other regions until the end of May, raising the question of whether the Olympics should go ahead. In addition, it has the fact that Japan’s vaccination coverage is the lowest of other developed countries.

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Meanwhile, Osaka on the one hand is looking forward to the performance of the Olympics in her country, but she does not want to be selfish and also question the sustainability of this event during a pandemic.

The number two in the world believed that the discussion that lasted too long with the organizers only caused unresolved concerns, which made guests and Japanese citizens uncomfortable.

“Of course I want the Olympics to be held, but a lot of important things have happened recently, things that were unexpected. For me this is like taking a risk, of course this needs to be discussed,” he said.

“There will be a lot of people coming (to Japan), so they have to make the right decisions. I got vaccinated, but not everyone wants that,” said Osaka.

Japan has recorded more than 600,000 positive cases and more than 10,500 deaths, but the vaccination process is slow – only about two percent of the population is vaccinated against Japan’s 126 million residents.

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Reporter: Roy Rosa Bachtiar
Editor: Irwan Suhirwandi

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