26 Jan 2021

Olympics official pushes Covid-19 vaccine priority for athletes

From Checkpoint, 5:50 pm on 26 January 2021

A top International Olympic Committee official has told Checkpoint competitors should get special consideration in the vaccine roll-out.

Senior IOC member Dick Pound says the Olympics will start on July 23 and he has had no indication the Japanese government wants to scrap the event.

But New Zealand's top Olympic official says she won't lobby for athletes to be pushed up the vaccination queue, and her focus is squarely on making sure our Olympians are ready for the trip to Tokyo.

Nick Truebridge reports.