Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers are proposing to cut the number of officials at next year’s postponed Summer Games by 10-15% as part of a wider package of proposals aimed at reducing costs and streamlining the event for a post Covid-19 world.
More than 50 simplification measures were proposed by the IOC Coordination Commission at a virtual news conference Friday between the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 officials.
These are some of the proposed measures:
- Reduce invitations for both the opening and closing ceremonies
- Remove team welcome ceremonies at the Olympic Village
- Shorten the opening period for training venues
- Give fewer officials access to official bus services
Although the length of the 121-day torch relay will not be shortened, the number of staff present and use of official vehicles will be reviewed.