The world’s leaders assembled at the virtual G20 leaders’ summit, hosted by the G20 presidency of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have expressed their strong support for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.

The final declaration of the Summit said: “As a symbol of humanity's resilience and global unity in overcoming COVID19, we commend Japan's determination to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 next year. (…) We look forward to the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022.”

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach joined the virtual Summit for an address to the leaders, upon invitation by the Saudi G20 presidency.

“Sport can save lives. During this coronavirus crisis, we all have seen how important sport is for physical and mental health,” the IOC President said in his speech. “The World Health Organization has acknowledged this by signing a cooperation agreement with the IOC. Following this agreement, the UN, the WHO and the IOC launched a co-branded campaign called ‘Healthy Together’, rolling out projects internationally. Furthermore, we are preparing to contribute to a worldwide pro-vaccination campaign.”

Światowi liderzy obradujący na szczycie G20 zadeklarowali silne wsparcie dla Letnich Igrzysk Olimpijskich -Tokyo 2020 ( które odbęda się w 2021) oraz Zimowych Igrzysk Olimpijskich 2022 w Pekinie. Gościem szczytu był prezes MKOL dr. Thomas Bach. Obecną prezydencję G20 sprawuje Arabia Saudyjska.

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