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IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD STATEMENT ON THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020

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Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

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On the occasion of the IOC Executive Board meeting taking place on 3 and 4 March 2020 at Olympic House, Lausanne, Switzerland, the IOC EB heard a report on all the measures taken so far to address the coronavirus situation, which was followed by a comprehensive discussion. 

A joint task force had already been created in mid-February, involving the IOC, Tokyo 2020, the host city of Tokyo, the government of Japan and the World Health Organization (WHO). 

The IOC EB appreciates and supports the measures being taken, which constitute an important part of Tokyo’s plans to host safe and secure Games. 

The IOC will continue to follow the advice of WHO, as the leading United Nations agency on this topic. The IOC EB expressed its thanks to WHO for its continued valuable advice and cooperation.

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