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With the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan set to start in less than a month, Tokyo 2020 organizers announced on Wednesday June 30th that breastfeeding children would be allowed to accompany their mothers to the Games. It represents a potential relief for mothers who have faced a difficult dilemma: to temporarily separate from their little ones to compete amid the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, they were given another option.

“It is inspiring that so many athletes with young children can continue to compete at the highest level, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and we are committed to doing everything we can to enable them to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Games “Read a statement. “Unfortunately, given that the Tokyo 2020 Games will take place during a pandemic, we must generally decline to allow family members or other companions of athletes to accompany them to the Games. After carefully considering the unique situation of athletes with breastfeeding Children, We are pleased to announce that breastfeeding children can accompany athletes to Japan if necessary. “

With access to the Olympic and Paralympic Villages restricted to athletes and team officials only, nursing children must be “housed in private accommodation approved by Tokyo 2020”. According to the International Olympic Committee, nursing mothers are allowed to stay in these private accommodations and bring a carer or partner to help, Today reported, citing an NBC correspondent Molly Hunter.