Athletes to be Subject to GPS Monitoring During Tokyo Olympics – Tokyo 2020 Games CEO

Tokyo 2020 CEO said that athletes and the members of media will be monitored by GPS during the Tokyo Olympics.

Toshiro Muto
Toshiro Muto

All Olympic athletes, as well as members of media, will be subject to GPS Monitoring, said Tokyo 2020 organising committee CEO Toshiro Muto on Wednesday.

Muto, who spoke at a press conference, said that every single movement of the Tokyo Olympic participants will not be tracked, but only retroactively trace them if there are any issues. The use of the system has already been approved by Olympic officials all over the world.

Muto said that all the Olympic athletes, officials and members of media must submit a plan for their first 14 days in the country. The tracking will ensure that the visitors will follow the plans submitted, making it easier for the organisers.

“We are not going to be tracking every single movement,” said Toshiro Muto “I want to trust they will follow the rules first.”

Concerns due to Covid 19 Pandemic as Tokyo Olympics all set to begin

Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo is all set to host the 2020 Olympics, even though there are concerns that the medical system is already strained due to the coronavirus pandemic. The health and safety of the athletes, as well as the staff and organisers is a major point of concern as the world is battling against the pandemic. With only 40 days left for the opening ceremony, Japan remains under a strict lockdown in a state of emergency.

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