ROC calls on athletes planning to participate in the Olympics to be vaccinated against COVID-19

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The head of the Russian Olympic Committee, Stanislav Pozdnyakov, urged athletes applying for the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo in 2021 to be vaccinated against coronavirus. Writes about this edition “Sport-Express”.

“We actively encourage candidates to travel to Tokyo to get vaccinated. This is necessary in order to protect yourself from unpleasant accidents that may prevent you from performing at the Games, ”Pozdnyakov said.

He noted that the coronavirus vaccine can help with a very strict health monitoring system for athletes in Tokyo, since there is a risk of being quarantined and missing your start if “you are at some point next to a person infected with coronavirus.”

Earlier, the IOC approved the design of the uniform for the Russian team of athletes for the Tokyo Olympics. At the same time, Russian athletes will not be able to perform under the flag of the Russian Federation or use the Russian anthem until December 16, 2022.