The leaders of the Olympic Committee of Serbia (OCS), led by President Bozidar Maljkovic, and the first tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic, arrived in Tokyo today, on the eve of the opening of the Olympic Games.
In addition to Maljković, the first vice-president of OKS, Žarko Zečević, and the general secretary, Djordje Višacki, arrived, the website of the Olympic Committee of Serbia reported.
The president of OKS said after his arrival that he was looking forward to the soon start of the competition, hoping that he would soon have the opportunity to greet Serbian athletes in the Olympic Village.
“Athletes love peace, silence and everyone wants to concentrate on their performance, and we do not want to disturb it. We feel safe in Japan, mostly thanks to the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Japan Alexandra Kovac and her associates. They helped us when Milos Vasic was in an unenviable situation, they are always at your service and we are grateful for that from the bottom of our hearts, “Maljković pointed out.
The first of the Serbian competitors at the Olympic Games will be rower Jovana Arsić, in the qualifications for the skiff discipline, on July 23.
The ceremonial opening of the Olympic Games in Tokyo is on the program on Friday from 13.00 Central European Time.