IOC undecided to postpone 2020 Tokyo Olympics

(VOVWORLD) -Defying growing criticism, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Saturday defended pressing on with plans to stage this summer's Tokyo Olympics despite the coronavirus outbreak, for the athletes' sake.

Speaking to the press, Bach said that such a big decision would not be easy and affirmed that the focus of the IOC was to organize the Olympics safely.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games is scheduled between July 24 and August 9, followed by the Paralympic Games from August 25 to September 6.