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Chinese Olympic Committee supports IOC decision on new dates for Tokyo 2020

2020-03-31 15:37:00 Xinhuanet

BEIJING, March 31 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) released a statement on Tuesday to express its firm support to the International Olympic Committee's decision on the new dates for Tokyo 2020.

The IOC, together with the 32nd Olympic Games organizing committee, announced Monday that Tokyo 2020 will be staged from July 23 to August 8, 2021 as Japan and IOC earlier agreed to postpone the Games amid COVID-19 pandemic.

"The Chinese Olympic Committee supports this decision of the International Olympic Committee, and believes that the IOC and the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee will well handle the relevant issues and successfully host the Tokyo 2020 Olympics," read the COC statement.

It added that the COC will continue to maintain in communications with the IOC, the Tokyo 2020 organizers and each of the sports' world governing bodies, to keep analyzing, judging and properly responding to the follow-up tasks, and to actively adjust China's preparations to the revised Tokyo 2020.

"We will do our best to vie for the quota and prepare for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, while keeping fighting against the coronavirus epidemic," said the COC.

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