TOKYO (JAPAN): A visit to Japan by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, is being arranged for June, according to reports. The visit was originally expected to take place in May.
Japanese media had reported that Bach would take part in a torch relay event in the city of Hiroshima on May 17, but Tokyo 2020 organisers said the visit had not been confirmed.
A prerequisite for his visit would be the lifting of any states of emergency put in place to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Fuji said.
Japan’s most recent state of emergency was extended last Friday until May 31, prompting Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto to tell a news conference that Bach’s visit “might be difficult.”