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In a letter to IOA president Narinder Batra, the IOC said the elections should nonetheless take place before the end of January next year after requisite amendments in the IOA constitution.
Critics have claimed the IOC is enabling a cover-up by China ahead of the state-backed project to host the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February.
The IOC said the US government's announcement had made it "clear that the Olympic Games and the participation of the athletes are beyond politics and we welcome this".
The Chinese capital in February will become the first host of a Summer and Winter Games and last week welcomed the Olympic flame with a low-key ceremony as the main event swings into view.
Olympic costs have been dissected in a study by the University of Oxford, which found that all Games since 1960 have had cost overruns averaging 172%. Tokyo's cost overrun is 111% or 244% depending on which cost figure you select.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Chinese athletes complain about poor COVID-19 prevention measures at Olympics hotel
The pandemic has cast a shadow over the Games with organisers banning all fans from venues in Tokyo and three neighbouring prefectures, in a huge blow for the event.
Coates' defiant tone has stirred a backlash in Japan where 60-80% in polls say they do not want the Olympics to open in two months in the midst of a pandemic.
In a public poll, 91 percent of the respondents said they wanted spectators to be kept at a minimum or not allowed at all.
The IOC's Boxing Task Force, which is in charge of conducting the qualifiers as well as the main event for the sport in Tokyo, decided to cancel the world qualifiers and push the European qualifiers to June from April in view of the COVID-19 restrictions globally.
While ranking high on a range of international indicators, Japan persistently trails on promoting gender equality - ranking 121 out of 153 nations surveyed in the World Economic Forum's 2020 global gender gap report.
The IOC has taken issue with the Italian government's formation of a new organisation, "Sport e Salute," that was created at the start of 2019 to run the country's sports finances.
His words come as recent polls in Japan show 80% of the public believe the Olympics should not happen with virus cases surging — or will not happen.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC president Thomas Bach arrives in Japan as cheerleader for next year’s Games
IOC president Thomas Bach will be in Tokyo making the rounds, shaking hands and posing for photos in his first visit since the Olympics were postponed seven and a half months ago.
The IWF said it had appointed Michael Irani, the British chair of the federation's medical committee and a former chair of its anti-doping commission, as interim president.
Bach has taken issue with the Italian government's creation of a new organisation, Sport e Salute, that was created at the start of last year to run the country's sports finances
Surveys have shown a majority of Japanese companies and the pubic don't think the Olympics will happen next year — or should happen.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says women now account for almost half of the membership of its various commissions, an all-time high in the organisation’s drive for gender equality.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: We don't know how IOC money will be spent, says CEO of organising committee Toshiro Muto
Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics, first in history to be postponed, said they were not aware of detailed spending allocations for $800 million committed to next year’s rescheduled Games by the IOC
Coronavirus Outbreak: Organising Tokyo Olympics next year without a vaccine in market would be 'uniquely risky', feel medical experts
Questions persist whether the Olympics can go ahead 15 months from now, as a vaccine could still be at least a year away, according to the most optimistic estimates
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games spokesman Masa Takaya says there is 'no B plan' for another Olympic postponement
Masa Takaya, the spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics, said organisers are proceeding under the assumption the Olympics will open on 23 July, 2021.