The Tokyo Olympic Games Organizing Committee welcomes the clear words of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the continuation of the global sporting event.

The IOC reiterated on Wednesday after an online board meeting that, despite the corona pandemic, the Games will take place next summer from July 23 to August 8.

"That means tremendous support for us," said Yoshiro Mori, the organizing committee's chairman on Thursday.

According to Mori, there is only support from the partners and sponsors of the Games.

"Everyone wants to make these Games successful. We are making solid progress with the preparations."

IOC chairman Thomas Bach said he had no doubts about the continuation of the Games.

"Our job is to organize the Olympics and not cancel them. We are not discussing whether we should organize the Olympics, but how we will organize them."

Japan and the IOC are working on various scenarios.

The plans are for those plans to be shared with the national Olympic committees next month.

"It's a tough fight, but we're fighting for and as Olympic athletes," said Bach.

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