2021 is last chance to hold Tokyo Olympic Games, agrees IOC chief

Thomas Bach says he understands comments by Japanese PM that 2021 is the ‘last option’

The head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, has warned that the Tokyo Games would have to be scrapped if the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible for them to take place next year.

The IOC and the Tokyo Olympic organising committee announced in March that the Games, which were due to open this July, would have to be postponed by a year due to the global spread of the virus.

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