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Tokyo Olympic Games to be ‘simplified’

Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee CEO Toshiro Muto (Credit: Getty Images)

Tokyo Olympic Games organisers have agreed with the IOC to host a "simplified" games, cutting the financial burden caused by the postponement while prioritising safeguards against Covid-19.

Following an online meeting of the IOC executive board, Tokyo Olympic organising committee president Yoshiro Mori and CEO Toshiro Muto said 200 items had been identified for "streamlining". No specific details of the items were released, except that the Olympic torch relay is among them.

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