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Tokyo Games pushing ahead despite coronavirus still surging around the world – ABC News

The IOC is trying to move heaven and earth to ensure the Tokyo Olympic Games go ahead this year, driven by a fear of lost revenue, and opportunity, writes Tracey…



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“The Games must go on.” Sound familiar?
Avery Brundage made that declaration as president of the International Olympic Committee in 1972 when a rescue mission went horribly wrong, leaving nine Israeli hostages, five Palestinian terrorists and a German policeman dead on the tarmac of the Munich airport.
It was September 5. The terrorists were part of a group known as Black September.
The IOC halted the Games for a day, then Mr Brundage uttered the five words he is most famous for.
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