Tokyo Olympics not contingent on COVID-19 vaccine: IOC member John Coates


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The Tokyo Olympics are not contingent on the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus, International Olympic Committee member John Coates said on Wednesday. His comments come after the president of the Japan Medical Association (JMA), a powerful physicians` lobby, said on Tuesday it would be "difficult" for Japan to host the already postponed Games in 2021 without an effective COVID-19 vaccine.