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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

IOC president 'fully committed' to holding Olympics on schedule

Bach seeks to ease concerns about event as coronavirus outbreak worsens

IOC President Thomas Bach speaks at a news conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Jan. 10. On Feb. 28, he spoke to Japanese media, seeking to allay fears related to the coronavirus outbreak.   © Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) -- The International Olympic Committee is "fully committed" to holding the Tokyo Olympics on schedule despite the coronavirus outbreak, IOC President Thomas Bach told Japanese media in a conference call on Thursday, Kyodo news agency reported.

Bach told Japanese media the IOC "is fully committed to a successful Olympic Games in Tokyo starting July 24," Kyodo quoted Bach as saying.

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