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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC president Thomas Bach promises 'safe, secure' games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC president Thomas Bach promises 'safe, secure' games

The Tokyo Olympics is the most pressing agenda item at the start of Thomas Bach's new four-year term as president of IOC.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Decision over foreign spectators could be made by May, says IOC president Thomas Bach
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Decision over foreign spectators could be made by May, says IOC president Thomas Bach

Organisers are yet to announce whether supporters will be able to travel to Japan for the tournament, but Bach said he expects a decision by May.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers unveil first coronavirus playbook to assure athletes, sway public opinion
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers unveil first coronavirus playbook to assure athletes, sway public opinion

Tokyo 2020 organisers and the IOC on Wednesday began explaining in public just how they hope to hold the Games, rolling out “playbooks" to detail the ways that 15,400 athletes will enter — and exit — Japan.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers and IOC reiterate that Games will go on, but questions remain
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers and IOC reiterate that Games will go on, but questions remain

Tokyo 2020 organisers and the IOC were vehement in their denial on Friday that a cancellation of the Games was on the cards. Yet, multiple questions remain as to how a sporting event of this magnitude can be held in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC president Thomas Bach, and Yoshiro Mori give pep talk to heads of Olympic delegations
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC president Thomas Bach, and Yoshiro Mori give pep talk to heads of Olympic delegations

Bach assured the delegates that Tokyo was preparing for every eventuality, but acknowledged it may be months before the contours of the postponed Olympics will be clear.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto suggests Japan may relax entry rules for athletes
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto suggests Japan may relax entry rules for athletes

IOC, Tokyo city and national government officials, and members of the organising committee are holding virtual meetings on Thursday and Friday focused on finding ways to hold the delayed Olympics during a pandemic.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: With Games being postponed due to coronavirus pandemic, countless questions remain
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: With Games being postponed due to coronavirus pandemic, countless questions remain

With Tokyo Olympics 2020 being postponed due to coronavirus pandemic, countless questions remain

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Rescheduled Games may be held before summer of 2021, says IOC chief Thomas Bach
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Rescheduled Games may be held before summer of 2021, says IOC chief Thomas Bach

IOC chief Thomas Bach said on Wednesday that the rescheduled Tokyo Games faced “thousands” of logistical and financial problems and could go ahead before summer 2021.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: World Athletics ready to change dates for 2021 worlds to accommodate postponed Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: World Athletics ready to change dates for 2021 worlds to accommodate postponed Games

“World Athletics has already been in discussion with the Oregon 21 Organising Committee regarding the possibility the Olympic Games may move to next year,” athletics’ governing body said in a statement.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC President Thomas Bach says world body considering various scenarios but not cancellation
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC President Thomas Bach says world body considering various scenarios but not cancellation

An IOC task force, which included the World Health Organization (WHO), had determined it was too early to make a decision on how to manage the impact from the pandemic on the Olympics

Coronavirus pandemic: Moving Tokyo Olympics 2020 possible, too soon to decide on cancellation, says World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe
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Coronavirus pandemic: Moving Tokyo Olympics 2020 possible, too soon to decide on cancellation, says World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe

Most of world sport has come to a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has remained committed to staging the Tokyo Games as planned

Tokyo Olympics 2020: With Japan reeling due to coronavirus outbreak, what next for the Summer Games?
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: With Japan reeling due to coronavirus outbreak, what next for the Summer Games?

The spreading virus from China has been reported in more than 60 countries and puts the Tokyo Olympics at risk. The Olympics are to open on 24 July — less than five months away. The Paralympics follow on 25 August.

Tokyo Olympics 2020's fate in face of threat from coronavirus rests in hands of IOC President Thomas Bach
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Tokyo Olympics 2020's fate in face of threat from coronavirus rests in hands of IOC President Thomas Bach

Having pumped more than $12 billion over nearly a decade into preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Japan’s dream is at risk from the coronavirus — and one man may have the final say: Thomas Bach.