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IOC president promises ‘safe’ Olympics despite athletes’ village Covid case

* Thomas Bach insists Tokyo Games are ‘secure’ * Anonymous visitor in 14-day quarantine after positive test The president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, has urged the Japanese public to welcome the Olympics when it starts on 23 July and insisted they will be “safe and secure” despite a positive Covid test at the athletes’ village. While acknowledging the widespread scepticism in Japan, Bach said that more than 15,000 people had arrived for the Olympics, with 15 testing positive. He also said the Games would be the most restrictive sporting event in the world, thus limiting the possibility of widespread infections. Continue reading...

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