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Bach encourages athletes to get a vaccine, bans Belarus president from Games

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Bach encourages athletes to get a vaccine, bans Belarus president from Games

Bach encourages athletes to get a vaccine, bans Belarus president from Games

IOC President Thomas Bach says the COVID-19 vaccine will not be mandatory for athtletes competing at the Tokyo Olympics but he encourages everyone to do so.


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