Tokyo C'ttee, IOC Set Out Principles for Simplified Olympics
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Tokyo/London, June 11 (Jiji Press)--The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee and the International Olympic Committee have put together basic principles to hold simplified games to reduce costs and ensure safety amid the new coronavirus pandemic.
A joint steering committee made up of Tokyo organizers and IOC officials worked out the principles on Wednesday and reported them to the IOC’s Executive Board at a meeting held in Lausanne, Switzerland the same day.
The board agreed to the principles.
IOC President Thomas Bach told a conference call that the board had an “excellent meeting” with the Tokyo organizing committee.
The meeting showed “the Japanese determination and efficiency...to organize successful Olympic Games,” the IOC chief said.
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