Australia’s Olympic athletes could fly directly into Tokyo on charter flights and avoid staying in regional Japanese training camps under plans being considered to isolate competitors and reduce their risk of catching or spreading COVID-19.
The Australian Olympic Committee is also talking to sports federations about how to ensure qualification of athletes for the global tournament that organisers still say will start as planned on July 24, given the fast-growing restrictions on global travel that will prevent many from attending qualifying events.
“There are a number of challenges all athletes are facing between now and then, but two stand out,” AOC Chef de Mission Ian Chesterman said on Thursday.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but if even if the Olympics go ahead, which is highly unlikely, Australians will be banned given COVID-19 will rampaging through our Winter.
By then I expect Australians to be banned worldwide.