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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tokyo 2020 organizers weigh 200 proposals for simplified Olympics

Officials still unsure whether spectators can attend

Fans pose in front of the Olympic logo outside Japan's new National Stadium in 2019. Maintaining social distance is a challenge facing Tokyo 2020 organizers. (Photo by Shiho Nakaoka)

TOKYO -- The Summer Games hosted by Japan will not be "done with grand splendor," organizers said Wednesday night, setting up an Olympics next year that will fall short of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's original hope of holding them "in their full form."

About 200 proposals to simplify the games are being considered, Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, told reporters after an executive board meeting Wednesday.

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