The IOC is the governing body of the Olympic Movement and organizes the modern Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games, held in summer and winter, every four years.
Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894. The current IOC President is the German Thomas Bach, who was elected for an eight-year term on 10 September 2013. This is a page containing DW's recent content on the IOC and Thomas Bach.
Canada says it will not send athletes to the Tokyo Olympics this summer amid coronavirus concerns. With the IOC finally admitting the Games could be postponed, Australia has called on its athletes to prepare for 2021.
While the IOC continues to play the business-as-usual card in public, contingency plans in light of the coronavirus pandemic are likely being drawn up. What are the options available if Tokyo 2020 cannot start in July?