Xinhua News Agency, Tokyo, October 7 (Reporter Wang Zijiang) The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee revealed on the 7th that a series of simplification measures will help Tokyo save 30 billion yen (approximately US$280 million) in running expenses. Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee Chairman Mori Xilang said that the Tokyo Olympics will become a benchmark for saving competitions after the new crown epidemic.
The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee made a statement to the International Olympic Committee Executive Committee on the simplified plan and the epidemic prevention measures for next year’s Olympics. Yoshiro Mori said that IOC President Bach appreciated their simplified plan.
However, compared to the approximately 640 billion yen (approximately US$6 billion) of additional expenditure caused by the postponement of the Olympic Games, the money saved by the simplified measures is only a "drizzle." The official budget for the Tokyo Olympics is 1.3 trillion yen (approximately USD 12.3 billion). Some experts estimate that even if the Olympics are not postponed, the real cost should be three times the official budget.
Yoshiro Mori said at the press conference that day that from the first day he took office as the chairman of the Olympic Organizing Committee, he felt that the Olympic Games had been spent too much. Therefore, before the new crown epidemic, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee had been thinking about it. As a way to save money, the International Olympic Committee has always wanted to simplify the Olympic Games, but some things are inconvenient for them to do, such as reducing the number of non-competitive personnel. The new crown epidemic provides a good opportunity.
"In the past, during the Olympics, some receptions were held every night, but now there is no need to hold them every night. In fact, Paris is also worried about budget issues, and Los Angeles is the same. We will provide a model for the world after the new crown." The former Japan The Prime Minister said.
Toshiro Muto, CEO of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, said that the 52 simplification agreements reached by the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee and the International Olympic Committee two weeks ago are only part of the simplification. In order to save costs, the Tokyo Olympic Committee continues to work in the widest possible range. Look for simplified solutions. Yoshiro Mori also said that the organizing committee hopes to shorten the opening and closing ceremonies, but because of the TV contract issue, it is difficult to do it, but the organizing committee will continue to explore the possibility of this. (Finish)