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The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee apologized Thursday for "inappropriate" comments he made a day earlier saying women talk too much during meetings, but insisted he will not resign despite mounting calls for his removal.

THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC), THE INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE (IPC) AND THE TOKYO 2020 ORGANISING COMMITTEE (TOKYO 2020) TODAY PUBLISHED THE FIRST PLAYBOOK, A RESOURCE WHICH OUTLINES THE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITIES KEY STAKEHOLDERS MUST TAKE TO PLAY THEIR ROLE IN ENSURING SAFE AND SUCCESSFUL OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES THIS SUMMER.

Athletes will be limited to the Athletes’ Village and competition venues on arrival for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, according to International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president John Coates, who has also reiterated that further postponement of the Games is not an option.

Following media reports during this week with speculation that the Tokyo Olympic would be cancelled with the continued threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the latest news of a new strain by doctors, president Thomas Bach of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and local organisers are pushing back against those reports.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has pledged to support National Olympic Committees (NOCs) gain access to COVID-19 vaccines for their athletes prior to Tokyo 2020.