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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

IOC may bear the cost of vaccinating Olympic visitors

Organizers confident of pulling off Summer Games despite resurging coronavirus

IOC President Thomas Bach and Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori are "trying to win the empathy of the Japanese people," Mori says as the two discuss plans for the postponed 2020 Olympics. (Pool photo) 

TOKYO -- IOC President Thomas Bach spent a busy first day in Tokyo seeking to dispel suspicions that the postponed 2020 Games, now scheduled for next summer, will be canceled altogether and signaling that the International Olympic Committee will consider footing the bill to vaccinate spectators coming to Japan.

He also sought to talk reassuringly about how the two-week event -- which brings tens of thousands of people together from around the world -- can be held safely.

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