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As Tokyo celebrates one year to go until the Olympic Games, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach believes the Games will be the “symbol of hope” for the world

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With a year to go until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach believes the Games will be the symbol of hope for the world, as the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

The original date for the Opening Ceremony in Tokyo was July 24, 2020, but it will now take place on July 23, 2021. The Olympic flame remains burning in Japan, after arriving in the host nation earlier this year.

President Bach said: “This milestone of the one year to go is a very significant one, for sport but also for the worldwide society. It can and will be the great comeback festival of sport to the international scene and we are preparing for this in the one year that remains for us to make these Olympic games a real great festival of hope, of resilience and of solidarity.

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