Statement by IOC President Thomas Bach on Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide's election

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I congratulate Suga Yoshihide on becoming Prime Minister of Japan. I wish him all the very best, for him personally and for the Japanese people. At the same time, I would like to thank Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide very much for the commitment he has already expressed for safe and successful Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, next year.

Statement by IOC President Thomas Bach on Prime Minister Abe Shinzo’s resignation

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First of all, I would like to wish him all the very best in his fight against this disease with all the strength we know him to have. At the same time, I would like to thank Prime Minister Abe for his great leadership in getting the Olympic Games back to Japan after the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964, and in overseeing and supporting the overall preparation of these Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Joint Statement on Spectator Capacities at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

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Today, on 21 June, the five parties, namely the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) and the Government of Japan (GoJ), met to discuss spectator limits for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The IOC and IPC were informed about and support the policies the three Japanese parties have decided on.

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