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The International Olympic Committee is a non-governmental sports organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Founded by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas in 1894, it is the authority responsible for organising the modern Summer and Winter Olympic Games.
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Tokyo 2020: IOC to discuss rules on staging protests with athletesInternational Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says rules on staging protests at the Tokyo Olympics will be discussed with athletes.
Tokyo 2020: IOC 'fully committed' to rescheduled Olympics taking place in 2021The International Olympic Committee is "fully committed" to the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 and has "multiple scenarios" for them to take place safely.
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IOC sets aside $800m fund for delayed OlympicsThe International Olympic Committee sets aside £654m to help with the "severe" financial impact caused by Tokyo 2020's postponement.
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IOC called 'irresponsible' over qualifier in London after boxers test positive for virusThe IOC is called "irresponsible" by the Turkish boxing federation which says, two fighters and a coach have tested positive for coronavirus.
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'All options on the table' - moving Tokyo 2020 'a huge jigsaw puzzle,' says IOC chiefRescheduling Tokyo 2020 involves "thousands of questions" and the new date "will not be restricted to the summer", says the International Olympic Committee's president.
China says Tokyo Olympics delay shows responsible attitude to health, securityChina's foreign ministry said the decision to delay the Tokyo Olympics to be held this summer reflects the International Olympic Committee's and Japan's responsible attitude to health and security.
'This is about protecting lives' - IOC chief says costs of Tokyo 2020 delay not discussedTokyo 2020's postponement is about "protecting lives" and costs were not discussed with Japan's prime minister, says IOC chief Thomas Bach.
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Tokyo governor to join Olympics call with Abe, IOC bossThe governor of Tokyo will join Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on a call with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Tuesday, a Tokyo government official told Reuters.
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Britain urges definitive decision on Olympics soonBritain wants the International Olympic Committee to make a definitive decision soon on whether the summer Olympics should go ahead, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said.
Gold medalist Skinner slams IOC's Bach's "arrogance"Britain's Olympic gold medal track cyclist Callum Skinner has attacked International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach's decision to wait up to a month to make a decision on the 2020 Tokyo Games.
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Poland calls to postpone July Tokyo Olympic games due to coronavirusPoland's Olympic Committee, PKOL, has called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to change the date of the Tokyo 2020 games scheduled for July due to the coronavirus pandemic, its spokeswoman..
World Athletics boss Coe calls for Tokyo 2020 postponementWorld Athletics president Lord Coe writes to the International Olympic Committee's chief to ask for Tokyo 2020 to be postponed.
Tokyo 2020: Lord Coe calls for Olympics postponementWorld Athletics president Lord Coe writes to the International Olympic Committee's chief to ask for Tokyo 2020 to be postponed.
Japan to tell IOC ready to accept Tokyo Olympic delay if decided : KyodoJapan plans to tell the International Olympic Committee that the nation is ready to accept a delay to the Tokyo Olympics if decided, Kyodo news agency reported on Monday.
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