China News Service, July 26. According to foreign media reports, the International Olympic Committee said on the 25th that medal winners of the Tokyo Olympics are allowed to take off their masks for up to 30 seconds in order to take pictures at the award ceremony.

On the evening of July 25, Beijing time, in the men's 67 kg weightlifting competition at the Tokyo Olympics, Chinese athlete Chen Lijun won the championship with 145 kg snatch, 187 kg clean and jerk, and a total score of 332 kg, breaking the Olympic records for clean and jerk and total score. Won the sixth gold of this Olympic Games for the Chinese sports delegation.

The picture shows Chen Lijun taking off his mask at the award ceremony.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Han Haidan

  According to the new regulations, after the national anthem is played, the winners will be given a signal that they can take off their masks for up to 30 seconds.

At this time, the winners should still keep a distance from each other.

After the photo is over, the athlete will be signaled to put on the mask again.

  The IOC stated that this change will allow the award-winning athletes to show their image in front of the media, allowing the media to capture their facial expressions at a unique moment in their sports career, and at the same time to celebrate the achievements of all medal winners.

  It is reported that the prerequisite for relaxing the mask rules is that medal winners must keep their physical distance, and they still need to wear masks when taking photos at the award ceremony.