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IOC to hold crisis talks on Tuesday

Follow the rule: Thomas Bach has said that IOC would abide by the recommendations of the World Health Organisation regarding a possible postponement of the Tokyo Games.

Follow the rule: Thomas Bach has said that IOC would abide by the recommendations of the World Health Organisation regarding a possible postponement of the Tokyo Games.  

Bach said that his organisation would follow the recommendations of WHO regarding a possible postponement.

With less than five months to go before the Tokyo Olympics, the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach plans emergency talks with member organisations, sources close to the IOC said on Sunday.

The IOC plans a conference call on Tuesday to “keep the international federations informed of the situation, as well as the National Olympic Committees and athletes,” one source close to the IOC told AFP.

The IOC “will take stock of the actions taken” to respond to the coronavirus crisis “and the federations will have the opportunity to ask questions” added a source close to one international sports federation

While many international sporting events have been postponed or cancelled, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised on Friday that Tokyo would host the Olympic Games as planned in July and August, despite questions raised by the pandemic.

Bach said on Thursday that his organisation would follow the recommendations of the World Health Organisation regarding a possible postponement.

The issue of qualifying will be a focus of Tuesday’s telephone meeting.

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