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The International Olympic Committee has confirmed this Friday that the Tokyo Olympic Games will be held this summer after they were postponed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The body chaired by Thomas Bach has wanted to meet the information published in the last hours by the British newspaper The Times, which claimed that the Government of Japan had already secretly made the decision not to hold the Olympic Games.
Following the statements made this morning by the Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, denying this fact, The IOC has issued this statement which we reproduce in full for your interest.
“We want to refer to the clear and forceful message that the Government of Japan has sent today, saying that this information is ‘categorically false’.
Some news that has circulated today said that the Government of Japan had secretly concluded that the Olympic Games had to be canceled due to the coronavirus. That is totally untrue.
At the IOC Executive Committee meeting in July last year, we agreed that the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games would take place on July 23 this year and that the pre-Games program and tournaments would be rescheduled accordingly. thereto. All parties involved are working together to prepare for a successful Games this summer.
We will implement all possible measures against COVID-19 and will continue to work very closely with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in preparations to host a safe and healthy Games this summer.
Together with our Japanese colleagues and friends, the IOC is fully focused on the successful development of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo this year.”
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