The International Olympic Committee has confidence in its preparations and in Japanese government support for next year's Tokyo Olympics but said all scenarios would be discussed in the coming weeks amid the ongoing pandemic and Japanese PrimeMinister resignation .

Iran Press/Europe: IOC President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday (Sept 9) that his organization was committed to delivering a safe Games and had the full support of the Japanese government following the resignation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but the look of next year's Games was still unclear.

"In the coming weeks you will see important and intensive discussions taking place with regard to different scenarios to COVID-19 countermeasures," Bach told a news conference following an executive board meeting.

"We remain focused on delivering safe and successful Games next year."

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 was postponed for the first time in their history. The Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will now be held on 23 July 2021.

On September 7, 2013, the International Olympic Committee awarded the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020 to Tokyo, which was chosen over fellow Candidate Cities Istanbul and Madrid after two rounds of voting during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires.

Tokyo 2020 became the first Olympics ever postponed in peacetime earlier this year as the coronavirus wreaked havoc across the globe, claiming lives and forcing the cancelation of sporting and cultural events.

The Olympics have previously only been canceled completely during periods of World War -in 1916, 1940, and 1944- but never suspended or postponed. 


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