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Tokyo Olympics: Britain to have mental health support for athletes, staff

Britain will have a team of mental health specialists at the Tokyo Olympics to offer support to their athletes and staff. 

Recent report claimed there will be 10 mental health experts who will work under a sports psychologist lead and a doctor for team members at the Games. The Olympic Games are scheduled to begin on July 23.

The newspaper quoted the BOA said, “We already took mental health very seriously but we recognize such (mental health) issues have never been more acute in everyday life,”

A Japanese Olympic Committee board member on Friday blasted organizers of the Tokyo Games for ignoring public concerns about holding the global sporting showpiece amid the COVID-19 pandemic but said it was too late to cancel.

The Tokyo Olympics were delayed by a year due to the pandemic. Foreign spectators have already been banned and organizers are expected to form a choice next month on whether Japanese fans are going to be ready to attend the Games, set to run between July 23 and Aug. 8., and under what conditions.

Japan extended on a state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas to June 20. Japan has already recorded nearly 750,000 COVID-19 cases and more than 13,000 deaths.

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