Canadian ice hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser, member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and winner of four gold medals, He believes it is an “irresponsible” act that the Tokyo 2020 Games have not yet been postponed.

“I thought about it a lot in the last days and my position changed, I voted representing the desire of the athletes and my idea to protect them. As a member of the IOC, a physician and a participant in six Olympic Games, I classify the decision as irresponsible, “said Wickenheiser, 41.

The four-time Olympic champion with the Canadian ice hockey team added: “To say at this moment that athletes are making progress in their preparations is an injustice not only for the entire world population”Globo Esporte reported.

Who also spoke on Tuesday about the IOC decision was the Greek Katerina Stefanidi, world and Olympic champion in pole vault, who was frustrated that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have not been postponed.

“I wish he had a greater concern for our health, everyone is at risk, including us athletes. The stadiums are closed. Tomorrow we can have permission to enter, but how will we train there safely by touching the same equipment and objects used by other people? “Said the 30-year-old athlete.

The IOC announced on Tuesday that preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are ongoing despite the advancement of the coronavirus pandemic, arguing that there are still four months left for the big sporting event and “drastic decisions” have yet to be made.


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