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'Fully committed': IOC determined to stage rescheduled 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo next year

Posted On: Jul 15, 2020   |   Posted By: RT

'Fully committed': IOC determined to stage rescheduled 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo next year

Olympic organizers remain committed to staging the rescheduled 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo next summer, and are currently working to prepare for a number of potential scenarios to ensure the Games can go ahead.
Japan and the IOC agreed to postpone the Tokyo Games scheduled for this summer until 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Games, which were due to commence on July 24, will now undergo a simplification process that will strip down some elements of the events to help maintain athletes' safety.
Speaking on a conference call, IOC president Thomas Bach said there had been "very good work in progress" on plans for the rearranged 2021 Games, and revealed that more details would be provided to a full IOC meeting conducted via videoconferencing on Friday.
"We remain fully committed to celebrating Tokyo 2020 next year in July and August," said Bach.
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