IPC and IOC publish Playbook for the Tokyo Games to plan for a safe and successful event

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee (Tokyo 2020) this week published the first Playbook.  This resource shows the personal responsibilities of people and organisations involved in the Games and what they need to do to make the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer, safe and successful.

There will be more Playbooks.  The group of Playbooks will show the things that need to happen before travelling to Japan, entering Japan, during the Games and then leaving the Games.

The first Playbook this week is aimed at International Federations and Technical Officials. Playbooks for the athletes, media and broadcasters will be published soon. in the coming days.   The Playbooks will be updated with more detail over the months as the whole World begins to understand COVID and in the lead up to the Tokyo Games.

Later when its published, the Athletes and Team Officials Playbook, will help athletes and Team officials learn more about their time in the Olympic and Paralympic Village. It will tell them about the new strict rules to keep everyone safe in the pandemic.  It will also tell people about the COVID-19 screening system that will be in place at the Games.  Updates are expected to the Playbooks in April and June 2021.

Speaking about the publication of the Playbooks, IOC Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi said: “The health and safety of everyone at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 are our top priority. We each have our part to play. That’s why these Playbooks have been created – with the rules that will make each and every one of us a sound, safe and active contributor to the Games. We know these Olympic Games will be different in a number of ways.“

Craig Spence, the IPC’s Chief Brand and Communications Officer, said: “To ensure safe and successful Games this summer, every single stakeholder involved in, or attending the Games has a key role to play. Central to this are the Playbooks that form an integral part of a new and robust masterplan developed over the last 12 months to protect every Games stakeholder and, importantly, the people of Japan during Tokyo 2020.”

The first published Playbook for International Federations can be viewed and downloaded from https://www.paralympic.org/tokyo-2020/playbooks and via the IOC and Tokyo 2020 websites. Upcoming stakeholder Playbooks will be published after the respective stakeholder briefings.

Playbook Briefing Dates
International Federations – 5 February
Broadcasters – 8 February
Athletes and Team Officials (via National Paralympic Committees) – 9 February
Press – 10 February


5 February 2021