“The Olympic flame can be a light at the end of this dark tunnel”

 Published on: Mar 25, 2020 at 18:07

IOC President Thomas Bach sends a message of hope to the global athlete community after the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 have been moved to the year 2021.

“We are all together in this dark tunnel. We do not know how long this tunnel is, and we don’t know what is happening tomorrow. But we want the Olympic flame to be a light at the end of the tunnel.

“Imagine what this could mean for all of us. These Olympic Games could finally be the celebration of humanity after having overcome this unprecedented crisis of the coronavirus. It could be true celebration of the determination of all of us, and a true celebration of the Olympic spirit that unites us all. You would be the main protagonists of this Olympic community celebrating this light at the end of the tunnel.”