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IOC tackles questions of Olympic proportions, but not cancellation

However, opinion polls in Japan show the public is strongly against staging the global event

Karolos Grohmann

The Tokyo Olympics will top the agenda when the International Olympic Committee’s executive board meets on Wednesday — but with the board firmly backing the event, any talk of scrapping it altogether due to the Covid-19 pandemic is highly unlikely.

With less than six months to go until the troubled Games are due to start, the board will instead tackle questions over the vaccination of athletes, international visitors and the attendance of spectators, and safety regulations among other matters.

The Olympic body, which will meet remotely, finds itself in a similar situation to March last year, when it was forced to postpone the Games by 12 months as the Covid-19 pandemic shut down sport worldwide...

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