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Amid Cancellation Talk, Tokyo Olympics `Focused On Hosting’

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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2020, file photo, Thomas Bach, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, speaks during the joint press conference between IOC and Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) in Tokyo, Japan. The International Olympic Committee is pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled and will not open on July 23. The Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and now their future appears threatened again.(Du Xiaoyi/Pool Photo via AP, File)

(AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach and local organizers are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled. The Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and now the event appears threatened again. The Times of London cited unidentified government sources when reporting that the games will have to be canceled. The local organizing committee did not address The Times story directly but says the Olympics were going forward and had the support of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

 

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