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Tokyo Olympics finalize Bach by mid-April at the latest: it is too early to decide

2020-03-26T03:30:39.943Z



China News Service, March 26. According to comprehensive Japanese media news, on the evening of the 25th local time, Totoro Muto, chief executive officer of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, said that he planned to postpone the Tokyo Olympics schedule by mid-April at the latest. On the same day, President of the International Olympic Committee Bach said at a press conference that although the parties had previously agreed that the date of the event would be no later than the summer of 2021, it was not limited to summer, and there were many options for the date of the event. Bach hinted at the meeting that it is too early to decide on a new agenda.

According to reports, Muto said that the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee will conduct business consultations with the International Olympic Committee and other international sports organizations, and strive to make a final decision on the schedule before the meeting with the International Olympic Committee in mid-April.

Tokuro Muto, chief executive officer of the Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee, said that the Tokyo Olympics schedule is planned to be postponed in mid-April. (Image source: Screenshots from Fuji TV Japan)

In addition, along with a series of issues brought about by the delay, Muto said that the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee will set up a department called "Restart of the General Assembly" on the 26th to deal with it. In addition, the three parties of the Central Government of Japan, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee will hold discussions in the near future.

On the other hand, President of the International Olympic Committee Bach held a press conference on the 25th through a conference call. He said that at present, the International Olympic Committee has started discussions with the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee and other international sports organizations on the postponement of the Olympic Games. He also said, "Although the parties have reached an agreement on the date of the event not later than the summer of 2021, it is not limited to the summer, and there are many options for the date."

However, Bach hinted at the meeting that it is too early to decide on a new agenda. He emphasized that "Although I want to determine the schedule as soon as possible, the highest priority at present is whether to make a good decision."

On the 24th, the International Olympic Committee issued a joint statement with the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee on its official website, stating that the Tokyo Olympics need to be rescheduled to 2020, but not later than the summer of 2021, and the names of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics constant.

Source: chinanews

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