Tokyo 2021 #1YearToGo

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Following media reports during this week with speculation that the Tokyo Olympic would be cancelled with the continued threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the latest news of a new strain by doctors, president Thomas Bach of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and local organisers are pushing back against those reports.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has pledged to support National Olympic Committees (NOCs) gain access to COVID-19 vaccines for their athletes prior to Tokyo 2020.

The entire Olympic movement is united in its determination to ensure the Tokyo Games happen this summer, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said in a video message to mark the six-month countdown to the opening ceremony.

Six months shy of the start of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, there has been considerable speculation as to whether the Games will be held, or if they will be canceled for a second time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent reports cited an anonymous source within the Japanese government as stating that it will be impossible for the Olympics to be held this summer. However, that statement has been widely refuted, including by a formal statement from the Japanese government.