Florida’s chief financial officer wrote a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stating that his state was ready to host the Olympics if Tokyo failed to host them this summer.
In a letter to IOC boss Thomas Bach, which he posted online, Jimmy Patronis “encourages the transfer of the 2021 Olympic Games from Tokyo, Japan to the United States and more precisely to Florida.”
The media reported that the “Japanese leaders” ended up “privately” because of the epidemic, the 2021 Olympic Games could not take place (in Tokyo, in the editor’s note), there was still time to deploy a team “Florida” to continue to meet with local officials to organize the Olympics in Sunshine State.
In his letter, Patronis said his theme parks are open to businesses, including state vaccine efforts, financial restarts, sporting events during the epidemic, the NBA Basketball Championship, as well as Disney World.
With the death toll in the United States reaching 420,000, Florida has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with over 25,000 deaths so far.
“Whatever precautions are taken, a solution must be found and implemented,” Patronis said.
Last Friday, the Japanese Prime Minister dismissed rumors that his government had secretly dropped hosting the Olympics (July 23-August 8).
“I am determined to host the” safe “Olympic Games in Tokyo” as a sign of humanity’s victory over the new coronavirus, “he told a parliamentary conference.