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Japan PM Suga, IOC head Bach speak by phone - Kyodo

The Olympic rings are pictured in front of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters during an online Executive Board meeting amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Lausanne, Switzerland, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Files

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach spoke by telephone on Wednesday and had a discussion about holding a successful Games, Kyodo News quoted Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto as saying.

It was the first discussion between the two since Suga became prime minister last week.

Organisers are studying how to hold a safe Summer Olympics next year, after the Games were postponed this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reporting by Chris Gallagher; Editing by Andrew Heavens