Saturday, January 29, 2022

Thomas Bach

Extraordinary Tokyo Games comes to a close

The spectacle saw the light of the day after staving off numerous challenges on the way

IOC chief urges athletes to sign Olympic Truce Mural

The Mural was inaugurated at the Olympic Village Plaza on Monday by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo Olympics organising committee

IOC chief reiterates Olympic Games remain priority in 2021

Speaking of Tokyo 2021, Bach reiterated his gratitude for the host's commitment and determination to organise the Games "in a safe and secure way for all the participants"

Bach is only candidate for IOC presidency

More than 100 IOC members were told Bach is the only candidate for the presidential poll at their meeting due to be staged in Athens

Delayed Tokyo Olympics to cost additional $1.9 billion: Report

The 2020 Games were pushed back a year as Covid-19 spread around the globe, and are now scheduled to open on July 23, 2021.

Tokyo Olympics will have fans: IOC chief

Olympic chief also pledged that the IOC would "undertake great efforts" to make sure as many participants and spectators as possible are vaccinated before arriving in Japan, if a vaccine is available

IOC expects international spectators at 2021 Olympics: Bach

IOC president specified that it is yet to be decided if the stadiums can be filled up to its full capacities or if social distancing norms will stand during the Olympics

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