Some athletes from various countries and regions coming to Japan at the Tokyo Olympics (Olympic Games), which will start on July 23, are refusing to be vaccinated against the new coronavirus. If there is a side reaction, it seems that the reason is that they are afraid that the adjustment just before the tournament will be affected. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recommends vaccination, but it is not obligatory and the final decision is left to the individual.
Earlier this month, the British Olympic Association (BOA) wrote to Seiko Hashimoto, chairman of the Games Organizing Committee, that she would do everything possible to ensure safety. However, according to the BBC on the 24th, more than 90% of the team, which is estimated to have more than 1,000 people, will complete the vaccination, but BOA CEO Andy Anson said, “Some people refuse to get the vaccination.” He said he would continue to persuade him to inoculate.
In addition, the British Daily Mail on the 25th reported that about 10 athletes had not been vaccinated for the second time, according to the Belgian Olympic Committee. It is said that some players are concerned about the impact on the last-minute adjustments.
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