PARTICIPATION OF PAKISTAN CONTINGENT IN THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES FOLLOWING COVID-19 COUNTERMEASU
28 May 2021 - Lahore
Pakistan Olympic Association (NOC Pakistan) has already completed the process of online accreditation for athletes and coaches/officials of Athletics, Equestrian and Shooting. The athletes of these sports have already stand qualified for participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The female athlete belonging to Athletics having the Universality Place will attend these Games.
NOC Pakistan in consultation with the Pakistan Swimming Federation have also requested FINA for the Universality Place in Swimming for 1 male and 1 female athlete for Pakistan and awaiting announcement of FINA by 1st July, 2021.
Side by side NOC Pakistan has also completed the online accreditation for the athletes and coaches/officials of Badminton, Judo, Gymnastics, Karate, Taekwondo, Weightlifting and Wrestling being the probables who may get qualification / Invitation Place(s) from the Olympic Games Tripartite Commission. Taekwondo and Wrestling qualification rounds have been completed and athletes of both these sports performed very well but however could not make their place in the round.
In addition, NOC Pakistan has also completed and submitted accreditation of Dr. Fehmida Mirza as a Dignitary of Pakistan being the Minister responsible for sports to the Organizing Committee on 21 May, 2021.
The IOC and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organizing Committee are making all out efforts in ensuring these Games to be organized in a safe and secure environment for each and everyone during these difficult times of pandemic all over the world. Accordingly, certain instructions on Covid-19 countermeasures for the participants of all the NOCs including media and dignitaries before travelling to Japan have already been given. NOC Pakistan expeditiously passed on these instructions to all the quarters concerned for their information and compliance.
As confirmed by respective NSFs and concerned individuals, a maximum number of participants of Pakistan Contingent have already been vaccinated and some are in the process of a second dose which hopefully will be completed by Mid of this June.
NOC Pakistan is in close contact with the NSFs / participants of the Pakistan Contingent and will ensure that all the participants are fully vaccinated before travelling to Japan following all the instructions of Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee and Government of Japan.