The IOC confirms that there will be no quarantine between Tour and Games

Finally, the measure of 14 days of isolation will not be adopted for athletes arriving in Japan, which facilitates participation in the Tour.


The International Olympic Committee (IOC), meeting this Wednesday to discuss different details of the Olympic event that this summer (July 23-August 8) has to be played in Tokyo (Japan), officially confirmed that a quarantine of 14 days for athletes upon arrival in Japan.

The decision has an important scope for cycling, since it will allow riders to combine the Tour (June 26-July 18) with the Games as long as the two tests are held on the scheduled dates ... and that the pandemic does not disrupt anything , as has happened at the beginning of the season with the suspension of several races.

In addition, and according to the first conduct guide released today by the IOC and the organizers, the members of each national delegation will have to wear masks, must undergo PCR tests, tracing and stay in specific areas, and those who do not comply with those rules will risk being expelled. Belgian Greg van Avermaet will defend the gold of Rio 2016.

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