The IOC does not evoke, for the moment, “neither cancellation nor postponement” of the olympic games of Tokyo
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The president of the international olympic Committee, Thomas Bach
The international olympic Committee was not raised Wednesday, “nor a cancellation or a postponement” of the Tokyo olympic Games in 2020 in the midst of a crisis of the coronavirus, said its president Thomas Bach, at the end of a meeting of the executive Board.
“Neither the word cancellation or the word report had been discussed that day during the meeting of the executive Committee “, which was completed Wednesday evening, said Mr. Bach during a press conference.
“We are facing challenges, but I don’t want to add to the speculation. The IOC reaffirms its total commitment to ensure the success of the Tokyo olympic Games of 2020, ” added Mr. Bach, at least five months of the opening of the olympics in Tokyo (24 July-9 August).
The executive olympic meeting since Tuesday in Lausanne, was heard Wednesday, a report from the organising committee (Ocog) at the olympic games in Tokyo ” is absolutely in line with the IOC’s position expressed yesterday (Tuesday). The Ocog has renewed and strengthened its total commitment for the olympic games in Tokyo successful, ” added the boss of the German IOC.
Mr Bach was recalled that a working group had been created comprising the IOC, the organising Committee of the olympic games of Tokyo in 2020, the city of Tokyo, the japanese government and the world Health Organization (WHO).
“We have this joint working group which holds regular meetings. We examine each issue that may arise but we will not speculate on possible future developments “, he further emphasized.