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International Olympic Committee: Non-governmental ruling body of the Olympic Movement
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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Fukushima residents sad but understanding of torch relay cancellation

Fukushima residents express their understanding about the cancellation of the Olympic torch relay.

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Spring Olympics in 2021 a real possibility [Video]

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Athletes relieved that Tokyo 2020 Games is postponed [Video]

Athletes relieved that Tokyo 2020 Games is postponed

Athletes, national associations and sporting federations from around the world reacted with relief, sadness and mainly goodwill to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday (March 24)..

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'It was very hard to take', says Bach over Tokyo Games postponement [Video]

'It was very hard to take', says Bach over Tokyo Games postponement

IOC President Thomas Bach admits that "it was hard to take" having to postpone the Tokyo Olympics, and says they need more time to consider when it will eventually take place.

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Tokyo Olympics Postponed to 2021 Due to Coronavirus Pandemic [Video]

Tokyo Olympics Postponed to 2021 Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, met to discuss how to handle the uncertainty surrounding the games.

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Big sponsors to stand by Olympics despite delay [Video]

Big sponsors to stand by Olympics despite delay

Major firms including Coca-Cola and Samsung say they are committed to their sponsorship of the Tokyo Olympics despite its postponement. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Athletes' association says change of culture needed at IOC [Video]

Athletes' association says change of culture needed at IOC

Brendan Schwab, the executive director of the World Players' Association, says that the IOC needs to develop a "culture of inclusion" in its decision making.

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Trump tells Abe postponing Olympics 'very wise and great decision', says Japan government minister [Video]

Trump tells Abe postponing Olympics 'very wise and great decision', says Japan government minister

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says that U.S. President Donald Trump told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that postponing the Olympics was a "very wise and great decision".

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Now is time to be positive and prepare, says JOC head [Video]

Now is time to be positive and prepare, says JOC head

Japan's Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita says that the decision to postpone the Games was made earlier than he thought, but adds that a positive attitude and uniting together will help..

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Tokyo governor relieved at postponed Olympics [Video]

Tokyo governor relieved at postponed Olympics

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike expressed a sense of relief on Wednesday after the announcement that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be postponed. On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo..

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Australian Olympic Committee welcomes Toyko postponement [Video]

Australian Olympic Committee welcomes Toyko postponement

Australian Olympic Committee CEO Matt Carroll welcomes the decision to postpone the 2020 Olympics and says that any Australian athletes that had qualified for the Games will be guaranteed a place when..

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USA Kayakers continue their training despite Olympic announcement [Video]

USA Kayakers continue their training despite Olympic announcement

USA Kayakers react to the news of the Tokyo 2020 Games postponement, while they continue training.

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IOC president: Delayed Olympic Games will be light at end of tunnel [Video]

IOC president: Delayed Olympic Games will be light at end of tunnel

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach discusses the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games and hopes the Olympic flame will be "the light at the end of this dark tunnel".

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Postponement is about saving lives, says IOC chief Bach [Video]

Postponement is about saving lives, says IOC chief Bach

Thomas Bach says postponement is "to safeguard the health of the athletes and everybody involved in the Olympic Games"

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Tokyo 2020 to be rescheduled to no later than summer 2021 [Video]

Tokyo 2020 to be rescheduled to no later than summer 2021

The Tokyo Olympics were postponed on Tuesday to 2021, the first such delay in the Games' 124-year modern history, as the coronavirus crisis wrecked the last international sporting showpiece still..

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Olympic torch to remain in Japan as 'a beacon of hope', says Tokyo 2020 president Mori [Video]

Olympic torch to remain in Japan as 'a beacon of hope', says Tokyo 2020 president Mori

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori says that the Olympic torch will remain in Japan as "a beacon of hope" following the postponement of the Games until 2021.

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Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021 [Video]

Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021

The Tokyo Olympics were postponed until 2021 on Tuesday, ending weeks of speculation that the Games could not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo..

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2020 Olympics will be delayed up to a year: Japan PM Abe [Video]

2020 Olympics will be delayed up to a year: Japan PM Abe

The IOC agree to a one-year postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics because of the threat of coronavirus, says Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed Due to Coronavirus Pandemic [Video]

2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound indicated the dramatic postponement while speaking with a 'USA Today' reporter.

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