All across Instagram and social media, athletes have filmed their positive messages all tagged with the line “Tokyo when you are ready we will be ready.”
“We know how much work, passion and organisation the people of Japan have put into making the Games a success, and we are all looking forward to the most spectacular of Games in July 2021,” said Chef de Mission Patricia Heberle.
Sport is taking a back seat for now as the battle for public health is all-consuming. But it has to hold its place in our collective consciousness and this has been a fantastic way to do just that.
The full series of videos from Ciara Mageean to Leona Maguire and Brendan Boyce to Cian O’Connor is being hosted on the Olympic Federation’s YouTube Channel.
Here are a selection of them