International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach canceled his trip to Japan this week as COVID-19 cases surge in the country.
The Tokyo Summer Olympics, which were postponed from their original date last year due to the pandemic, are scheduled to begin July 23
(Reuters) -The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday said it supported Japanese measures to counter COVID-19 and was confident the Tokyo Olympics would be a "historic" event, despite wide public opposition. With less than three months to go before the Games begin on July 23, Japan is battling a surge in coronavirus infections. A majority of its population wants the Olympics cancelled or postponed for a second time, according to several polls, with about 70% of the 10,500 athletes -- about 7,800 -- already qualified for the Games.