Canceling Or Postponing Tokyo Olympics ‘Not Mentioned’ At IOC Meeting

The scenario of canceling or postponing the Tokyo Olympics was “not mentioned” at a key meeting, according to the president of IOC.

The scenario of canceling or postponing the Tokyo Olympics wasn’t mentioned at the Executive Board meeting, according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach.

This, as IOC president Thomas Bach said that he “will not add fuel to the flames of speculation” as they’re fully committed to the success of the Tokyo Games this year. Yet, many sporting events across the globe have either been canceled or postponed in the wake of COVID-19 spread.

IOC president Thomas Bach added that a “joint working group” — composed of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Tokyo 2020 organizers, the city of Tokyo, the Japanese government, and the World Health Organization (WHO)— has been made, adding that they “examine every question which may arise but we do not speculate on possible future developments”.

When asked about the final decision over a possible cancellation or postponement of the 2020 Games, Bach said that he didn’t want to give legal advice as the said issue was “not on the table and has not been considered”.

IOC Meeting
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The Olympics was scheduled from July 24 to August 9, 2020.

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