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Bach: “The Games will be as soon as possible,”

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Updated:25/03/2020 12:19h

A day after it reached an agreement with the government of Japan to postpone the Tokyo Games 2020 by the coronavirus, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, appeared in a press conference on telematics to offer their feelings and to resolve some doubts.

It was all, as the most important, which is to know the date in which you will play the Games, it will take in getting to know you. “Will be as soon as possible, “said the leader, who did not rule out that they may be, even outside of the summer of 2021. It will be the meeting that maintained with the federations for olympic the to decide which is the best time and that will happen in the next few weeks.

Bach admitted that the cancellation of the Games was on the table, but that “was never an option”, because the IOC wanted to “keep the dreams of athletes come true.” It has therefore been agreed the postponement, to help the athletes to prepare for the appointment and to be able to play without danger doctor to anyone.

With respect to the rest of the questions, Bach left in the air many of them. He could not give light to what will happen to the Olympic Village, committed to be delivered as flats family from the month of September, nor whether the price of the tickets may be returned to those who bought a long time ago.

I hope that the athletes may have an Olympic Village traditional, as always, but we will work on what is best for them,” he said, while he noted that sponsors should not have problems to continue with the olympic movement, as the appellation of Tokyo 2020 will not change, only the date.

Translated from ABC News https://www.abc.es/deportes/abci-bach-202003251212_noticia.html

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