February 27, 2020 / 1:19 PM / a month ago

IOC president 'fully committed' to holding Olympics on schedule - media

FILE PHOTO: A child poses for photographs with the Olympic rings in front of the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo , Japan, February 17, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

TOKYO (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee is “fully committed” to holding the Tokyo Olympics on schedule despite the coronavirus outbreak, IOC President Thomas Bach told Japanese media in a conference call on Thursday, Kyodo news agency reported.

Bach told Japanese media the IOC “is fully committed to a successful Olympic Games in Tokyo starting July 24,” Kyodo quoted Bach as saying.

Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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