International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has thanked international sports federations (IFs) for "giving proof" that the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games can be organised safely despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland – International Sports Federations were praised this morning for setting an inspirational example over the past year, as leaders at the International Federation (IF) Forum 2021 underlined the importance of solidarity across the global sports movement.

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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach is expected to arrive in Japan 11 days before this year’s delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games open, while organisers are reportedly set to further cut the number of overseas officials, staff and journalists in attendance.

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In a compelling scene from the 2014 film Fury, First Sergeant Don "Wardaddy" Collier (acted by Brad Pitt) enters a room in a German village with the newly deployed soldier Norman Ellison (acted by Logan Lerman), who seems intent on decency and properness in the midst of the brutal conflict, and surveys the bodies of German aristocrats who had together committed suicide.

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