On the 29th; it was revealed that the transportation system of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 was confused; and athletes and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) complained to the Games Organizing Committee; which is in charge of management.
Olympic Transportation Problems
According to the Organizing Committee; there were cases where the bus for the athletes did not come; or went to a place other than the original destination. An IOC official said; “I’m looking for improvements every day. It’s a terrible situation.”
Olympic Transportation Problems problem is that players are moving from the Olympic Village to the match venue and practice area. Bus service to send. According to people familiar with the matter; some athletes could not practice due to delays in transportation; and because the bus did not arrive on time; they take a random taxi outside the “bubble” to the practice venue. And some players follow there.
According to the Organizing Committee; there are drivers who are unfamiliar with the roads in Tokyo; and the operation of dispatching the appropriate number of buses according to the peak movement of athletes did not work.
It is said that the dispatch system for the dedicated vehicles; of the people involved in the tournament did not work; and there were multiple reports that they had to wait for hours.
Tokyo Olympics 2020
Official website for the 2020 summer Olympic Games in Japan (23 Jul-8 Aug; 2021).
At the meeting on the morning of the 27th; the IOC urged the Organizing Committee to improve the transportation system; saying; “I want you to follow the athlete’s schedule; not your own schedule;” according to people familiar with the matter.
They are requesting to secure parking space; improve operations; increase staff; and secure professional drivers. A spokeswoman for the organization committee said on the 29th; that it is trying to deal with it by increasing the number of buses; saying that it is “gradually improving.”