It turned out that Tendo City, Yamagata Prefecture, had been notified by Torque Menistan, who had planned a pre-camp for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, that they would like to forgo the camp because of the spread of the new corona virus.
Tendo City, Yamagata Prefecture, was selected as the host town of Turkmenistan in Central Asia at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, and signed a memorandum of understanding for the pre-camp in September four years ago.
We have been preparing for acceptance by using Tendo Onsen as a place to stay, but according to the city, on the 4th of this month, we received a notification from the Turkmenistan side saying "I want to see off the pre-camp just before the tournament." That is.
Regarding the reason, the Turkmenistan side points out that the impact of the spread of the new coronavirus infection and the fact that participation has been decided is that it is difficult to form a team for infection prevention measures with only one judo player.
It is said that the Turkmenistan side has not given a formal answer, but Tendo City is discussing how to deal with it, saying, "At this point, we have to give up accepting it."