Catat, Atlet Olimpiade Tokyo Dilarang Pelukan!

Afif Farhan - Sport
Senin, 26 Jul 2021 11:07 WIB
Silver medallist USAs Jay Litherland (L) and gold medallist USAs Chase Kalisz hug each other on the podium after the final of the mens 400m individual medley swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 25, 2021. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP) / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Silver medallist USAs Jay Litherland] instead of [Bronze medallist USAs Jay Litherland]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.
Catat, Atlet Olimpiade Tokyo Dilarang Pelukan! (AFP)
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Atlet renang Jay Litherland dan Chase Kalisz ditegur oleh panitia Olimpiade Tokyo. Sebabnya, mereka pelukan di atas podium!

Dalam cabang olahraga perorangan renang 400 meter yang digelar di Tokyo Aquatics Centre, Minggu (25/7) kemarin, dua atlet Amerika Serikat jadi juaranya. Jay Litherland memenangi medali perak dan Chase Kalisz memenangi medali emas.

Seperti biasa, keduanya pun dikalungi medali Olimpiade di podium dan dilanjutkan dengan foto bersama. Ketika itu, Jay dan Chase pun saling berpelukan dengan penuh emosional.

Silver medallist USA's Jay Litherland (L) and gold medallist USA's Chase Kalisz hug each other on the podium after the final of the men's 400m individual medley swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 25, 2021. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP) / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Silver medallist USA's Jay Litherland] instead of [Bronze medallist USA's Jay Litherland]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.Momen Jay Litherland dan Chase Kalisz saling berpelukan di podium (AFP)

Dilansir dari Metro, aksi pelukan Jay dan Chase mendapat teguran dari pihak panitia Olimpiade. Sebab ada aturan, para atlet dilarang pelukan di podium!

Hal itu didasari sebagai protokol kesehatan di tengah pandemi untuk tidak melakukan kontak dekat. Sekaligus mengingatkan kepada masyarakat, untuk tetap menjaga jarak.

"Aturan tersebut harus dipatuhi oleh seluruh tim," tegas juru bicara IOC (International Olympic Committee), Mark Adams.

"Ini mengirimkan pesan yang kuat jadi tolong ikuti pedomannya. Kami memahami ada kegembiraan dan kami merasakannya untuk para atlet, tetapi sayangnya kami harus membuat aturan lebih ketat," lanjutnya.

"Pesan-pesan ini terus-menerus disampaikan, tidak hanya kepada atlet. Ini demi kepentingan semua orang," sambungnya.

Para atlet di podium masih boleh untuk berfoto bersama dan berdekatan. Meski begitu, terlihat sejak awal Olimpiade Tokyo 2020, masih ada beberapa atlet yang saling merangkul kala di podium dan hal itu dinilai masih diperbolehkan karena cuma berlangsung beberapa detik dan tetap menggunakan masker.

(aff/raw)