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WHO says no case for canceling, moving Tokyo Games: IOC coordinator

WHO says no case for canceling, moving Tokyo Games: IOC coordinator

TOKYO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization has told the International Olympic Committee there is no case for canceling or relocating the Tokyo 2020 Olympics over the coronavirus outbreak, the head of the IOC’s Coordination Commission said on Friday. WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib declined to comment, telling reporters to wait for the daily briefing

No 'Plan B' for Olympics; questions over Chinese presence

No 'Plan B' for Olympics; questions over Chinese presence

close Video Passengers under coronavirus quarantine on cruise ship in Japan describe life on lockdown At least 218 people are infected with coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan; Claudia Cowan reports. Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee said Friday there is no “Plan B” for the 2020 Games, which

WHO says no case for cancelling, moving Tokyo Games: IOC coordinator

WHO says no case for cancelling, moving Tokyo Games: IOC coordinator

TOKYO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization has told the International Olympic Committee there is no case for cancelling or relocating the Tokyo 2020 Olympics over the coronavirus outbreak, the head of the IOC’s Coordination Commission said on Friday. The 17-day event is due to start on July 24. Japan said separately on Friday it would step up

WHO told IOC there is no case for cancelling or moving Tokyo Games: IOC coordinator

WHO told IOC there is no case for cancelling or moving Tokyo Games: IOC coordinator

TOKYO (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee has been advised by the World Health Organization that there is no case for contingency plans to cancel or relocate the Tokyo 2020 Olympics over the coronavirus outbreak, the IOC’s Coordination Commission head said on Friday. “Advice that we have received externally from WHO is that there is no

Olympic chiefs insist Tokyo 2020 will NOT be cancelled despite coronavirus outbreak

Olympic chiefs insist Tokyo 2020 will NOT be cancelled despite coronavirus outbreak

BRITISH Olympic chiefs are pressing on with their Tokyo plans — despite growing questions over whether the Games could be cancelled. Fears about the spread of the coronavirus from the outbreak hub in China forced International Olympic Committee bosses and Tokyo organisers into vows that the Games will go ahead in July and August. British Olympic chiefs

IOC: Tokyo 2020 won't be canceled over coronavirus crisis

IOC: Tokyo 2020 won't be canceled over coronavirus crisis

The games will go on. That’s the message from the International Olympic Committee at the start of a two-day meeting with organizers of the 2020 games in Tokyo. “I would like to make it clear again that we are not considering a cancellation or postponement of the games. Let me make that clear,” organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori told top IOC

Tokyo, IOC officials reiterate that the Olympics are on

Tokyo, IOC officials reiterate that the Olympics are on

close Video WHO gives new coronavirus a name WHO gives coronavirus an official name to help avoid the stigmatization of the disease. Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterated their message on Thursday at the start of two days of meetings with the International Olympic Committee: The 2020 Games will not be waylaid by the virus that is spreading from neighboring

Japan Has No Plans to Cancel or Postpone Summer Olympics Over New Coronavirus – Organizer

Japan Has No Plans to Cancel or Postpone Summer Olympics Over New Coronavirus – Organizer

The 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo from July 24 to August 9. “I want to again state clearly that cancellation or postponement of the Tokyo Games has not been considered,” Mori said at a meeting with the International Olympic Committee, as quoted by the Kyodo news agency. According to the official, the organizers will “work with the government