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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

'No need for any drastic decisions' on Olympics, IOC says

Speculation amid coronavirus outbreak is 'counterproductive,' committee says

The spreading coronavirus outbreak has caused the cancellation of qualifying events for the Tokyo Summer Olympics.   © Reuters

GENEVA/TOKYO -- The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that it "remains fully committed" to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games, dismissing speculation that the event soon would be postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"With more than four months to go before the Games, there is no need for any drastic decisions at this stage," the committee said in a statement.

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