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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Olympic COVID cases show measures work: IOC President Bach

Games' top official asks skeptical Japanese public to think of athletes

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks during a news conference on July 17 in Tokyo.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, at a news conference in Tokyo on Saturday, expressed confidence that the COVID-19 countermeasures the Games' organizers have designed will be sufficient to prevent mass infection at the first Olympics held during a pandemic.

Fourteen people involved in the Games tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of Olympic-related infections to 44 since July 1.

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