• IOC President Thomas Bach - the IOC has admitted for the first time postponement of Tokyo 2020 is under consideration ©Getty Images.
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Inside the Games. By Liam Morgan

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach opened the door to the possibility of Tokyo 2020 being rescheduled before the summer of 2021 and warned those involved in the moving of the Games would have to make "sacrifices and compromises".

Bach said the postponed Olympic Games would "not be restricted to the summer months" and claimed all options were on the table after the event was delayed until 2021 following a warning from the World Health Organization (WHO) that the coronavirus pandemic was accelerating.

A taskforce called "Here We Go", comprising members of the IOC Coordination Commission and the Organising Committee has been established to navigate the complicated challenges stemming from the first postponement of the Games in history.

The IOC President said a decision on the time of the rearranged event would be made "as soon as possible" and revealed the organisation will hold talks with the governing bodies of all 33 sports on the Tokyo 2020 programme tomorrow.

Read the full story at Inside the Games.

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