March 24, 2020 / 5:08 AM / 15 days ago

Japan PM Abe, IOC head Bach to hold conference call at 1100 GMT

FILE PHOTO : International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach walks with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the 'One Year to Go' ceremony celebrating one year out from the start of the summer games at Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo, Japan July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach will hold a telephone conference at 1100 GMT Tuesday, the government said.

Japan’s government is negotiating with the IOC to postpone the Games by a year at most due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Sankei newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Reporting by Leika Kihara; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim

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