Olympic events without possible fans, says British Cycling performance director
LONDON: British cycling Stephen Park's performance director has raised the possibility that some Olympic events take place without spectators if coronavirus The crisis does not diminish.
Park, who joined British cycling in 2016, remains confident that the Games will go ahead, but says it could be 'different'.
It would cost you to find a day when Olympic Games He did not participate for any reason. But will it mean that they could be different? Possibly, he told reporters.
Look, in the World Cup (Finals) skiing in two weeks in Cortina, they are doing it in a closed circuit without fans. And that goes to an area that currently has no infections.
"So might there be some of those things that happen (at the Olympic Games )? Possibly."
Sporting events have been hit hard across the globe by coronavirus fears, especially in Asia with this month's Thai Moto GP race the latest to be canceled.
the Tokyo Marathon held the weekend had a very small field and few fans showed up to watch.
Cycling was also effected last week when the UAE Tour was canceled with two stages remaining after two Italian team members were suspected of having tested positive for coronavirus.
From Denmark Michael Morkov se vio obligado a aislarse a sí mismo cuando llegó al campeonato mundial de pista de Berlín la semana pasada, después de haber participado en la carrera de the EAU. Morkov finalmente fue autorizado a correr, ganando una medalla de oro en el Madison.
Park said British cycling were well-equipped to avoid any possible coronavirus infections with the national velodrome's changing rooms in Manchester getting a deep clean last week.
"We are preparing as if (the Olympic Games ) are going to happen," he said. "That's all we can do. No point wasting our energy worrying about it, but equally we will take the right advice from the NHS and WHO in terms of making sure we can do everything we can to look after out athletes.
We are making sure that we do not allow it to become a distraction or to overcome preparation. As soon as you start doing that, start thinking 'it may not happen', what are you preparing for? We are steamy and hope to be there in July, in Tokyo, having fun.
Morkov, who spent 34 hours in his hotel room before receiving authorization, said everyone was waiting to see what happens. Big things could be canceled, but it's out of everyone's reach, the 34-year-old said.
Norwegian rider Anita Stenberg , winner of the bronze medal in the points race in Berlin, said, given the choice, she would go to Tokyo irrespective of the coronavirus outbreak.
Many pilots have been struggling to qualify for years. If it were canceled, it would be a shame. If they say it's my responsibility, I would go anyway. I would risk it.
From Malaysia Azizulhasni Awang , quien ganó el bronce en el sprint y keirin de the hombres, dijo que estaba preocupado.
Se está extendiendo a más y más países y está empeorando en Japón y Corea, dijo. Creo que el gobierno de Japón hará algo y the Juegos no tendrán ningún problema.
I hope there is a Plan B, but I'm not sure.