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    The International Olympic Committee was founded by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas in 1894. It's a non-governmental sports organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, responsible for organising the modern Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

    Watch a live broadcast from a virtual press conference of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following the first day of its Executive Board meeting.

    IOC President Thomas Bach is mediating the conference that will focus on the latest activities of the IOC commissions and reports concerning the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, scheduled to begin on 23 July after being delayed by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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