SO WHAT IS AUSTRALIA DOING?
The Australian Olympic Committee has put together a team called ‘Wagasa’, which means ‘umbrella’ in Japanese. So this is the Australian umbrella plan to cover all challenges for athletes between now and the Olympic Games.
Project Wagasa has four phases:
1. Qualifying events, test events and training
2. Pre-Games training camps
3. Assembling the Australian Olympic Team
4. Returning home
Primarily Project Wagasa will provide a safety net to ensure that proper processes and protocols are in place to get all the Australian athletes to the Games and then home again fit and healthy.
So there you go. Tokyo is a goer for 2021. Does that mean that some of you out there who were not ready for the Olympics this year are indeed a possibility for next year? Guess what… for some people, that is a yes.
Next month we will maybe name a few individuals who were non-contenders for a 2020 Olympics, but now the one-year delay has allowed them to move into contention. Also, where are the events and competitions to watch? It’s a whole new ball game. EQ
Information sourced from the AOC Athlete Update, 29 September, Ian Chesterman – Chef de Mission, Tokyo 2020 Australian Olympic Team
Read more here: www.olympics.com.au/covid-19-update
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