Bach hopes 2021 Tokyo Games will be a milestone

Speaking at the end of the 136th IOC Session, Bach hoped that the Games can turn into a celebration for the whole world following the pandemic that has delayed virtually all sporting events.

The Tokyo Olympics next year will use the same venues and follow an almost identical competition schedule as the one originally planned for this year before the event was postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

However, Bach told an IOC session held by video conference that it was too early to give details on coronavirus prevention measures during the Games or on whether events would be in full or partly-full stadiums, or behind closed doors.

The Olympics had been set to begin on July 24.