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THOMAS BACH

Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jan 23, 2021
Thomas Bach says entire Olympic movement united in determination to stage Tokyo Games
Bach conceded it would be a 'huge undertaking' to get the games underway.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 21, 2021
IOC's Thomas Bach says 'no plan B': Tokyo Olympics will be held
'We have, at this moment, no reason whatsoever to believe that the Olympic Games in Tokyo will not open on the 23rd of July,' the IOC chief says.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jan 16, 2021
Hopes for Tokyo’s Summer Olympics growing dim
Officials both in Tokyo and with the International Olympic Committee have begun to acknowledge that holding a safe games might not be possible.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jan 2, 2021
Tokyo facing many challenges on road to pandemic-era Olympics
Is it really a good idea to go ahead with the Olympics?
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Dec 3, 2020
Tokyo Olympics to require COVID-19 testing of athletes every 120 hours
Organizers plan to require athletes competing at the postponed games next summer to undergo testing every four to five days, even if they do not show symptoms.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Nov 19, 2020
Tokyo Olympics in the balance as COVID-19 surges around world
Proceeding with plans to host the postponed 2020 Games during what could be an ongoing pandemic is, at best, a gamble with increasingly high stakes and a dubious payoff.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Nov 12, 2020
IOC President Thomas Bach to visit Tokyo to review Olympic preparations
Bach said in a news conference following an IOC board meeting that the possibility of canceling the summer games will not be on the agenda during his four-day stay.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Oct 9, 2020
IOC's Thomas Bach to visit Japan for November meeting with Suga
Bach is also expected to spend time with Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori as preparations for the postponed Summer Games continue.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Sep 23, 2020
Return of sports should provide 'confidence' for Tokyo 2020, says IOC's Bach
Bach wrote sport is 'widely recognized as an essential factor in fighting the pandemic' and 'accepted as an integral part of the solution for the crisis recovery.'
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Sep 19, 2020
Possibility of protests during Tokyo 2020 in spotlight amid rise of activism by athletes
The IOC faces a challenge to strike a balance between embracing activism in sports and preventing the games from turning into a stage for political demonstrations.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 16, 2020
IOC doesn't want to stage Tokyo Olympics behind closed doors
IOC President Thomas Bach said holding the competition without fans is 'clearly something we don't want.'
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jun 11, 2020
Tokyo 2020 organizers aim for a simpler, cheaper Summer Olympics
Organizers are looking to reduce costs associated with the one-year postponement of the games by scaling down the usually extravagant sporting event.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
May 21, 2020
Tokyo Olympic organizers praise FCCJ's removal of 'offensive' logo
Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto welcomed Thursday's decision by the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan to remove a logo from its website that Olympic organizers had deemed “offensive.”
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
May 21, 2020
IOC President Thomas Bach says Tokyo Games will have to be canceled if not held in 2021
IOC chief says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made it clear there is no 'Plan B' for 2020 Olympics.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
May 16, 2020
IOC President Thomas Bach sends words of encouragement to swimmer Rikako Ikee
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach sent a message of encouragement via Twitter to swimmer Rikako Ikee, who is now rehabbing following treatment for leukemia.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Apr 13, 2020
IOC bracing for extra costs from Tokyo Olympics delay, Bach says
Bach expects his organization to pay several hundred million dollars in additional costs as a result of the Olympics' rescheduling to July and August 2021.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Apr 6, 2020
Olympic saga reveals Japanese sports world's lack of influence
The unprecedented decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics for a year amid the spread of the coronavirus has highlighted the impotence of Japan's sports community.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Mar 28, 2020
World Athletics Championships' dates flexible, may be pushed back to 2022
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said Friday the next athletics world championships, slated for August 2021 in Oregon, could be moved to 2022 following the postponement of this summer's Olympic Games for about a year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Mar 26, 2020
Athletes, sports bodies welcome Tokyo Games delay
Athletes and sports organizations around the world have largely welcomed the decision by the Japanese government and International Olympic Committee to postpone the Tokyo Games for around a year in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Mar 25, 2020
Japanese athletes react to Olympic postponement
Some of Japan’s top athletes have expressed mixed feelings following Tuesday’s announcement that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the International Olympic Committee had agreed to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics for “about a year” amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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