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IOC Chairman Bach to visit Hiroshima around July 16

  • June 27, 2021
  • , Mainichi
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Sunday’s Mainichi reported that it learned from multiple sources on Saturday that arrangements are being made for IOC Chairman Bach to visit Hiroshima on July 16 after he conveyed his intention to do so to concerned parties. The paper said there is also a plan for IOC Vice President Coates to visit Nagasaki on the same day. Noting that July 16 is the starting day of an Olympic truce adopted by the United Nations, the paper said Bach and Coates are expected to call for promoting peace, which is a pillar of the Olympic movement.

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