The International Olympic Committee just published the last version of its Playbook with just over one month to go to the Olympic Games and two months until the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Qualification is coming to an end; the first athletes have already arrived for pre-Games training, getting ready for the competition that marks the pinnacle of their career.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee (Tokyo 2020), the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) and the Government of Japan continue to work tirelessly alongside the world's leading experts in health and sport event delivery to finalise and put in place the necessary COVID-19 countermeasures that will enable the Games to take place safely.

The ‘safety first’ rules are there to protect you, all Games participants and the people of Tokyo and Japan.

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But the success of the Games depends on every single one of us taking responsibility for following the Playbook at all times – starting now.

Make sure you read this Playbook carefully and understand how it applies to you – including screening testing, restrictions on where you can go, who you should spend time with, hygiene, mask wearing and physical distancing measures.

We know that overcoming the continued challenges will require flexibility and commitment to follow the measures outlined in the Playbook. We want to thank you sincerely for your resilience and solidarity as you continue to live the values of Excellence, Respect and Friendship. #StrongerTogether we will experience Games like no other.

Kirsty Coventry

Chair of the IOC Athletes’ Commission and Member of the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020

Robin Mitchell

Acting President of the Association of National Olympic Committees and Member of the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020

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