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Tokyo Olympics: Athletes to put medals around their own necks to check spreading Corona virus infection

Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics will put their medals around their own necks to protect against spreading the Corona virus.

The very significant change to traditional medal ceremonies in the 339 events was revealed by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.

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The medals will not be given around the neck, rather they will be presented to the athlete on a tray and then the athlete will take the medal him or herself.

Mr Bach also confirmed that in Tokyo there will be no handshakes and there will be no hugs during the ceremony. Olympic medals are typically presented by an IOC member or a leading official in a sport’s governing body.

 

 

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