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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), speaks during the 135th Session of the IOC on the sidelines of the the third Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020, at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Hoping to boost morale in Japan by assuring the Tokyo Olympics will be held as scheduled, IOC President Thomas Bach has held a conference call limited to three of Japan's main's media outlets: the newspapers Asahi and Yomiuri, and the national Kyodo news agency. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)

Bach tries to boost Olympic morale in Japan, speaks to media

Feb. 28, 2020 5:15 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Hoping to boost morale in Japan by assuring people that the Tokyo Olympics will be held as scheduled, IOC President Thomas Bach held a conference call limited to three of Japan's main media outlets — newspapers Asahi and Yomiuri, and the Kyodo news agency. Bach was responding to...