IOC Statement on the report in the newspaper “The Times” regarding Tokyo 2020
The International Olympic Committee communicated this weekend about the rumors on Tokyo 2020. Here is their official statement
" We refer you to the strong and clear statement that the Japanese Government made
today, saying that the report is “categorically untrue”. Please find the statement here:
“Some news reports circulating today are claiming that the Government of Japan has
privately concluded that the Tokyo Olympics will have to be cancelled because of the
coronavirus. This is categorically untrue.
“At an IOC Executive Board meeting in July last year, it was agreed that the Opening
Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 would be held on July 23 this year,
and the programme and venues for the Games were rescheduled accordingly. All
parties involved are working together to prepare for a successful Games this
“We will be implementing all possible countermeasures against COVID-19 and will
continue to work closely with the IOC, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and
the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in our preparations for holding a safe and
secure Games this summer.”
Together with its Japanese partners and friends, the IOC is fully concentrated on and
committed to the successful delivery of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo
2020 this year."
Please find below the complete report and the french translation.