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Tokyo Olympics to go ahead ‘Covid state of emergency or not’

IOC vice-president says as long as Japanese public are protected, athletes must get chance to compete * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage A senior member of the International Olympic Committee has said the Tokyo 2020 Games can go ahead even if the host city is under a state of emergency because of the coronavirus. “All the measures we are undertaking will ensure a safe Games regardless of whether there is a state of emergency or not,” John Coates, an IOC vice-president who is in charge of preparations, told reporters after a virtual meeting with organisers on Friday. Continue reading...

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