Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori told Kyodo News in an interview that he disliked the idea of holding the Games in empty venues without fans.
Since the postponement of Olympics in late March, all 42 venues for the Games have been secured and the competition schedule announced, with the opening ceremony set to take place at the 156.9 billion yen ($1.44 billion) National Stadium on 23 July.
Bach was first elected as IOC head in 2013 for an eight-year term and is eligible for one further term of four years after that.
IOC postpones 2022 Dakar Youth Olympics by four years, scotches India’s dreams of hosting 2026 Games
IOC president Thomas Bach said they remained fully committed to hosting the Olympics in Tokyo in 2021 and that keeping the Games behind closed doors is something IOC does not want.
IOC to open talks on allowing athletes to make protests at Olympic Games amid wave of anti-racism rallies
Only five months ago the Olympic body strengthened its ban on political statements by specifying that gestures such as taking a knee or raising a fist on a medal podium remain prohibited.
IOC chief Thomas Bach warns weightlifting could face Olympic exclusion after discovery of massive corruption in IWF
Weightlifting could lose its place in future Olympic Games if ongoing investigations into the sports’ international federation (IWF) reveal more corruption, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday.
IOA President Narinder Batra denies flouting any rules during body's 2017 elections in letter to IOC head Thomas Bach
In his message to Bach, Batra, an IOC member from India, accused Mittal of damaging his reputation, and claimed that a conflict of interest case can't be made out following his election to the post of FIH chief.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles 'praying for the best' with rescheduled Games
Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles said she was hopeful the rescheduled Tokyo Games will take place next year, amid concern over the global response to the novel coronavirus.
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 just beginning the race to reset themselves after postponement due to coronavirus pandemic
Just two months after the unprecedented Olympic postponement, preparations for Tokyo 2020 seem to be barely out of the starting blocks.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers say 'countermeasures' needed to combat coronavirus at Games, but don't specify what
Tokyo Olympics 2020 organisers say 'countermeasures' needed to combat coronavirus at Games. But what measures, exactly?
International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach says the Tokyo Games would have to be scrapped if the event cannot be held next year due to the COVID-19 crisis.
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
Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC expecting to bear costs of up to $800 million to organise delayed tournament, says Thomas Bach
In March, the IOC and the Japanese government decided to delay the Games, due to start this July, for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
World Athletics president Sebastian Coe 'genuinely hoping' pandemic will be curtailed before Tokyo Olympics
IOC President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said last month when the delay was announced that the Tokyo Games would not be held beyond the summer of 2021.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Japan PM Shinzo Abe says impossible to hold Olympics unless pandemic is contained
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics could not take place next year unless the coronavirus pandemic is contained, as the city’s governor requested an extension of Japan’s state of emergency.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Summer Games must focus on 'must haves' to cut costs, says IOC Coordination Commission chief John Coates
In an interview with a German newspaper, IOC President Thomas Bach said his organisation faces several hundred million dollars in supplementary costs after Olympics were moved to 2021.
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.
IOC facing 'several hundred million dollars' of added costs due to Tokyo Olympics postponement, says president Thomas Bach
Bach was also asked if the pandemic provided an opportunity for some athletes to violate the doping rules with no threat of testing
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Head of organising committee Yoshiro Mori expects call from IOC president Thomas Bach about new dates for Games
Tokyo Olympic president Yoshiro Mori said on Monday he expects to talk with IOC president Thomas Bach this week about potential dates and other details for the rescheduled games next year.