March 24, 2020 / 4:25 AM / 11 days ago

Japan PM Abe, IOC head Bach to hold conference call at 1100 GMT

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach will hold a telephone conference at 1100 GMT Tuesday, the government said.

Japan’s government is negotiating with the IOC to postpone the Games by a year at most due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Sankei newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim

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