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IOC president comments on Olympics schedule

Nikkei ran a Kyodo report from Lausanne, Switzerland, saying that International Olympic Committee President Bach said at the beginning of an executive board meeting on Tuesday that the meeting would pave the way for preparations for successful Olympics in Tokyo. The report interpreted this remark to mean that the IOC president was reiterating the plan to hold the Olympics in Tokyo as scheduled despite concern over the coronavirus outbreak.

 

In related stories, Yomiuri and Nikkei wrote that Olympics Minister Hashimoto told an Upper House Budget Committee session on Tuesday that the end of May could be the deadline for deciding whether the Olympics will be held in Tokyo as scheduled. The papers speculated that Hashimoto made the remark in response to an earlier comment by an IOC member that a decision could be made at the end of May.

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