February 27, 2020 / 1:12 PM / 3 months ago

IOC president 'fully committed' to holding Olympics on schedule: media

FILE PHOTO: Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) attends a news conference after the 135th Session in Lausanne, Switzerland, January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

TOKYO (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee is “fully committed” to holding the Tokyo Olympics on schedule despite the coronavirus outbreak, IOC President Thomas Bach told Japanese media in a conference call on Thursday, Kyodo news agency reported.

Bach told Japanese media the IOC “is fully committed to a successful Olympic Games in Tokyo starting July 24,” Kyodo quoted Bach as saying.

Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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