Even after Brisbane, Australia, was chosen last month to host the 2032 Summer Games, the IOC enjoys a queue of suitors to host the Olympics in 2036, 2040 and even beyond
The proposal to include the word together was made by IOC President Thomas Bach, which was endorsed by the body's Executive Board (EB) in April
Speaking at the opening of the IOC Session in the Japanese capital on Tuesday, Bach said the Olympic stage is now set for the athletes 'to shine and inspire the world'
The same day, IOC vice-president John Coates visited Nagasaki, the second Japanese city on which an atomic bomb was dropped
IOC also confirmed that in Tokyo 'there will be no handshakes and there will be no hugs during the ceremony'
Bach is expected to place a wreath at the Peace Memorial Park, visit the Peace Memorial Museum and view the Atomic Bomb Dome.
Suga asked Bach to ensure that the Olympics will be safe, particularly for the Japanese public, of which fewer than 20 percent are fully vaccinated
Bach encouraged athletes to take solace in the knowledge that there will be billions watching around the globe.
Thomas Bach's arrival comes just two weeks before the postponed Olympic Games are set to open. He largely avoided cameras and went to the International Olympic Committee's games headquarters in Tokyo
Thomas Bach is also expected to visit Hiroshima on July 16, at the same time as his vice president and colleague John Coates is to visit Nagasaki
Athlete groups have argued that too much risk and responsibility is being placed on the competitors set to take part in the Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics organizers and the IOC say that the Games will be safe because of extensive testing and building a bubble around the athletes
Thomas Bach's remarks came close on the heels of IOC vice president John Coates' views that the Tokyo Games will go ahead even if the city is under a state of emergency
Thomas Bach attempted to assure the Japanese public and athletes coming to Tokyo that the IOC will hold 'safe and secure' Olympics in the midst of the pandemic
The postponement is an embarrassment to the IOC and local organizers with the Tokyo Olympics opening in just over 10 weeks
The postponed Olympics are to open in only 11 weeks, on July 23, followed by the Paralympics on Aug. 24.
The Tokyo Olympics are set to open on July 23, and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing are scheduled for February
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