Thomas Bach
IOC president Thomas Bach

Concerns over the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo are set to headline the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board meeting here this week.

Officials from the IOC and Tokyo 2020 have repeatedly stressed the Games will go ahead as planned, despite the outbreak of the virus, officially known as COVID-19.

IOC President Thomas Bach sought to reassure people that Tokyo 2020 will take place as scheduled in an interview with select Japanese media last week, claiming the organisation is “fully committed to a successful Olympic Games in Tokyo starting on July 24”.

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