IOC President Says Canceling Olympics Isn't on the Agenda

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The International Olympics Committee hasn’t shifted from its stance that the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games will not be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, the committee has started to look at different scenarios, including postponing the Olympics from the scheduled start date of July 24.

“We don’t know what the situation will be,” IOC president Thomas Bach told The New York Times, saying that it’s too early to make a decision. “We are considering different scenarios, but we are contrary to many other sports organizations or professional leagues in that we are four and a half months away from the Games.

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