March 4, 2020 / 5:02 PM / a month ago

IOC not discussing cancellation or postponement of Tokyo 2020: Bach

Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) attends a news conference after an Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, March 4, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The words ‘cancellation’ or ‘postponement’ were not mentioned during an International Olympic Committee meeting focusing on preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics amid the coronavirus outbreak, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

“I can tell you in the meeting of the IOC Executive Board (that) neither the word ‘cancellation’ nor the word ‘postponement’ was mentioned,” Bach told reporters.

Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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