An open letter from rights groups representing minorities in China, including Uyghurs, Tibetans, and others said the broadcasters risk "being complicit" in "worsening human rights abuses" in China.
India is among the aspirants for hosting the Olympics in 2036 and beyond, Thomas Bach, the President of IOC, has said.
Thomas Bach, the President of the IOC said that the Tokyo Games were held successfully and it gave hope to the entire world.
Thomas Bach stated he was concerned that Tokyo 2020 could become Games without a soul after spectators were barred from the stadium.
IOC chief Thomas Bach met the refugee athletes who will be competing for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team in Tokyo.
IOC president Thomas Bach examined the distant and not so distant past to draw lessons and hope for brighter times.
Thomas Bach asked athletes and officials participating in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 to show their support for the Olympic Truce.
Details were shared about a state-of-the-art virtual audio experience that will be used in all venues.
Dozens of protesters were seen near the Atomic Bomb Dome with signs that read “Cancel The Olympics” and “No Bach.”
Over 125 years ago, when Pierre de Coubertin revived Olympics, he saw them as a way to promote peace among nations and people and that mission continues to be at the heart of these Games, Bach said.
IOC president Thomas Bach met with Tokyo governor Yuike Koike on Thursday, eight days before the Summer Olympics.
Bach toured the International Broadcast Centre on Tuesday, which will be the main access Olympic spectators will have to games after COVID precautions forced a ban on fans in Tokyo.
“Our common target is safe and secure games for everybody; for the athletes, for all the delegations, and most importantly also for the Chinese people -- Japanese people," Bach said.
Thomas Bach arrived in Japan on Thursday, as Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihde Suga was set to declare a state of emergency that resulted in a ban on fans from the Tokyo Olympics.
The IOC and local organizers are attempting to hold the games during a pandemic despite opposition from the Japanese public and medical community.