Gao Zhidan

Beijing, July 22 (IANS) The difficulties in Rio’s preparation for the upcoming Olympic Games should be fully understood, a senior Chinese sports official said on Friday.

Gao Zhidan, China’s General Administration of Sport vice director, said, 2008 host, Beijing had its own worries preparing for the Olympic Games. Rio de Janeiro is working hard to deal with the problems of pollution, security, and infrastructure.

“In today’s world, it’s difficult for any country (or region) to hold successful Olympic Games. Beijing met numerous problems during the preparation for 2008 as well,” Gao told Xinhua. “I believe every host will try its best. Therefore, we should fully understand the situation in Rio.”

Gao, who is also the deputy chef de mission of China’s 711-member delegation, said the delegation is already prepared to deal with the concerns.

As for the Zika virus, the teams are equipped with anti-mosquito sprays as well as long sleeved clothes. The athletes also participated in training on hygiene and other departments have been offering advice and guidance. Special staff will be responsible for the safety of the delegation.

“If we can strictly abide by the regulations of the delegation and control our behaviour in competing, living and training areas,” said Gao, “I guess there won’t be much to worry about.”

    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Related Posts

    Saina, Srikanth, Prannoy Advance At Denmark Open

    Odense (Denmark), Oct 18 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy entered the second round, while B. Sai Praneeth and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy...

    Bengaluru, Patna Play Draw In PKL

    Pune, Oct 18 (IANS) Bengaluru Bulls and Patna Pirates played out a hard-fought 29-29 draw in a Vivo Pro Kabaddi (PKL) contest here on Wednesday. Monu...

    AFC Cup: Bengaluru Go Down In Inter-Zone Final

    Bengaluru, Oct 18 (IANS) Bengaluru FC crashed out of the AFC Cup football tournament following a 2-2 draw with FC Istiklol Dushanbe in the second...

    U-17 World Cup: Brazil Blank Honduras In Quarters

    Kochi, Oct 18 (IANS) Brazil rode on a brace from Brenner to defeat a spirited Honduras 3-0 in their Round of 16 clash of the...

    Gurjant’s Late Goal Earns India 1-1 Draw Against South Korea

    Dhaka, Oct 18 (IANS) Forward Gurjant Singh's late goal helped India to get a 1-1 draw against South Korea in a second round match of...