– Everyone is happy. The village covers a lot of land, so there is space, you can breathe. Marcin Nowak, head of the Polish Olympic delegation, says those who have come to the village from training camps in other parts of the country say they feel as if they have turned the prison into a spa.

How many Poles will participate in the opening ceremony?

Six crew and athletes. We don’t have the full list yet, but it will be less than a hundred.

What are the conditions of the Olympic Village?

Everyone is happy. The village covers a lot of land, so there is space, you can breathe. Those who came to the village from training camps elsewhere in the country say they feel as if they have turned a prison into a spa. We must wear masks, maintain social distance and eat our meals alone, but other than that there are no painful restrictions.



Can you compare Tokyo Village to the ones we remember from previous games?

It is well prepared and modern. It’s about comfort, space and equipment. We have facilities close by, the food is great. This is one of the best Olympic villages, and it can only be compared to the village of Pyongyang.

Is everyone in the team in good health?

We had no worrying signs. They are all healthy and in a fighting mood. The situation is very good.

Athletes act responsibly?

We have briefings on village life every day. The organizers specifically teach us the correct wearing of masks – covering the mouth and nose. So far, no one has objected to our athletes. Everyone knows why they came here and how they should act.

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How will players be able to track their teammates’ performance?

It is known that no one will enter the stands, so as an Olympic mission we will encourage athletes to use our resources. We have a room and several TVs. We’ll watch the Poles take off in a wider group, but according to sanitary rules.

Speak in Tokyo: Kamel Kosut