The other batch of Sierra Leone’s delegation to Japan comprising the two swimmers, coaches and the media arrived in Ghana on Wednesday 21st July 2021 and will continue their travel to Japan today through Ethiopia. The team is now in a hotel in Ghana after taking their COVID-19 test.
Before departing the athletes said they hope to do their best during the games. The other set of the delegation arrived on Wednesday in Japan and also took their Covid test in the airport before going to the village. Sierra Leone athletes are expecting to compete in Judo, Athletics and Swimming. The games started yesterday with football and softball.
In another development IOC has elected Brisbane as the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic host. The secret ballot was held on Wednesday 21st July 2021 at the 138th Session in Tokyo, two days before the Opening Ceremony for the Olympic Games, under strict COVID-19 restrictions.
The Session heard presentations by Brisbane 2032, including by video link-up from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, as well as a final report from Kristin Kloster, Chair of the Future Host Commission for the Games of the Olympiad the IOC body responsible for monitoring and analyzing interest in hosting the Olympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games. Brisbane received 72 yes and 5 no votes from 77 valid votes.
Before the vote, IOC Members were able to pose questions to Kloster about the election process, and to Brisbane 2032 about their proposal to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brisbane and South-East Queensland.
IOC President Thomas Bach said we encourage Olympic Games projects which are sustainable and economically responsible, which deliver the best possible Games experience for athletes and fans, and which leave solid legacies for local communities.