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He was an accomplished President, helping to modernise and transform the International Olympic Committee, he will be remembered particularly for championing youth sport and for inaugurating the Youth Olympic Games. He was also a fierce proponent of clean sport, and fought tirelessly against the evils of doping.
The last couple of days before the Olympics Games there is always one issue or other to be solved. The Brazilians will solve it, you can already feel the Olympic energy here ... so we are looking forward to a great Games and, as you know, we always had confidence in Brazil, in the Brazilians, that it will be a fantastic Olympic Games.
But if you consider the circumstances that our Brazilian friends are working under -- with their country in a situation of crisis -- ...you can look forward to the opening of the stadium and to be overwhelmed by the passion of our Brazilian hosts, you will experience Games with a great joy for life and passion for sport.
The athletes...will have to accept the Olympic standards during the next year prior to the Games and of course during the Games the first five will be tested on top of the random-testing and the targeted-testing during the Olympic period, i can only encourage the PGA Tour to follow and finally accept the WADA code and to be compliant with this so you have a harmonized anti-doping regime there for all the golf players and you have a ... level playing field for all golfers.
There will be project reviews in both organizing cities (Tokyo and Pyeongchang) in January and February to follow up on this and see what the Olympic Agenda 2020 means for their organization of the Games, there of course can also be venue changes being discussed if such venue changes lead to more sustainability and to less expenses. This...can include venue changes, this can lead to lesser capacities with regard to different venues.
We are in discussions with both organizing committees about the follow-up on the potential opportunities which the Olympic Agenda 2020 would offer to them, if the changes (Agenda 2020) would be approved and more flexibility would be possible then we will start the implementation for this right after the approval.