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IOC chief Bach opens door to Spring Tokyo Games, says will require sacrifice and compromise – Times of India


TOKYO: The rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympics will require sacrifices and compromises by all concerned, IOC chief Thomas Bach mentioned on Wednesday, earlier than predicting the completion of “a beautiful jigsaw puzzle and wonderful Olympic Games”.

“Our mission is to organise Games and make dreams of athletes come true,” Bach mentioned, including that though the rescheduled Olympics have to be held earlier than the top of Summer 2021, the as-but-undecided dates wouldn’t essentially be restricted to summer time months.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese authorities lastly succumbed to intense stress from athletes and sporting our bodies because the coronavirus unfold world wide after they agreed on Tuesday to put again the Games till 2021.

It was an enormous blow to Japan, which has invested $12 billion in preparations, but in addition for the status of the Olympic motion and Bach himself, who had come beneath fireplace for not reacting sooner within the face of the worldwide well being disaster.

An IOC coordination fee, that has been overseeing preparations, will now work in the direction of figuring out a brand new date for subsequent 12 months amid a chaotic sports activities calendar, severely disrupted by the virus.

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