Coronavirus latest: Bach says IOC not considering Tokyo cancellation, J-League scraps relegation, and more

IOC President Thomas Bach during the Olympic flame lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images).

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has insisted that cancelling this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo due to the Covid-19 outbreak is not under consideration.

Speaking to the New York Times newspaper, Bach (pictured) said that a number of plans are being considered by the IOC amid fears the pandemic could impact its showpiece event.

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