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Tokyo Olympics: Sports events can be held without vaccines, IOC President says



The recent resumption of sports events has shown they can be organised safely without vaccines, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said on Thursday in Tokyo.

Bach made the comment at a news conference, held on the sidelines of an online meeting on the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The meeting involved Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto and other officials.

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The Tokyo Olympics were postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the coronavirus.

The pandemic has continued to spread, casting a shadow over the viability of hosting the Games next year.(Reuters/NAN)