Don't cancel Tokyo Games: WHO to IOC

Don't cancel Tokyo Games: WHO to IOC

Chairman of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games coordination committee John Coates (L) and Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori (R) attend a press confernce following the International Olympic Committee (IOC) project review meeting in Tokyo. (AFP Photo)

The International Olympic Committee has been advised by the World Health Organization that there is no case for contingency plans to cancel or relocate the Tokyo 2020 Olympics over the coronavirus outbreak, the IOC's Coordination Commission head said on Friday.

"Advice that we have received externally from WHO is that there is no case for any contingency plans of canceling the Games or moving the Games," John Coates told reporters.

The Summer Olympics are due to be held in Tokyo from July 24. 

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