60 days are remaining to the beginning of the biggest sporting event – the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Speaking for the occasion, the Asian Hockey Federation Vice President Yohoyama Hide said:
“We all have faced the grave situation and big challenges during the recent months – the likes of which are unheard of before. I believe that in 60 days’ time, the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 will become a symbol of the global harmony for the fight against the pandemic.”
“The people of Japan, Sports’ fans from across the world, especially our global hockey community are eagerly waiting for these 60 days to be over at the earliest. Everybody is anticipating the Games and getting prepared. We, the Japanese people, the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, the hockey activists and workers of Tokyo 2020 have worked tirelessly to make Tokyo 2020 happen and to make it safe for everyone. On this occasion when we are at a 60 days’ pace from Tokyo 2020, I gladly announce that we are ready to welcome our hockey family at the arena of Tokyo 2020. I am positive that together we shall carve out a new future free of pandemic and full of spirit and life.”
Mr Yokoyama further reassured that Tokyo 2020 would be completely safe for the Japanese people and all the guests. Tokyo is continually taking measures about all the perimeters and possibilities to further ensure the safety of health for everyone. The detailed plans are being tested to make fool-proof.
Mr Yokoyama added, “Today marks the completion of another important milestone; With each day bringing us closer to the Olympics, the confidence in the Games is growing steadier. This comes in addition to the ongoing Olympic Torch Relay, which is well received in each location it passes through. The Olympic flame will continue its journey over the next 60 days across the country’s 47 prefectures before reaching the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo for the Opening Ceremony on 23 July”.