News : Olympia 2020: It shook the IOC, now Hayley Wickenheiser warns again
Hayley Wickenheiser is one of the most famous ice hockey players in history. The Canadian made global headlines even after her retirement in 2017 with a tweet in March last year.
The novel coronavirus had put countries around the world on high alert. International sport has also been largely at a standstill for a long time, but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) continued to hold fast to the planned hosting of the Olympic Games in Tokyo in summer 2020.
Wickenheiser has been a member of the IOC Athletes’ Committee since 2014. In those days, the budding medic had been confronted with the consequences of the pandemic at close range for weeks. And she clearly criticized the rigorous course of her own organization. The IOC was acting “irresponsibly and callously,” she wrote. Wickenheiser called for humanity from the IOC instead of stubbornly sticking to the summer games. The crisis is bigger than Olympia.