The IOC is making contingency plans to fill about 4,700 spots still up for grabs for the Tokyo Games

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EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer

March 17, 2020, 3:36 PM

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The IOC on Tuesday spelled out contingency plans to adapt qualifying procedures for about 4,700 spots still up for grabs for the Tokyo Games, in a nod to the realities of a sports calendar being shuffled by uncertainty with the coronavirus spreading across the globe.

The IOC said it was still committed to holding the Olympics as scheduled, beginning July 24. But at the end of the first of a series of meetings being held this week with athletes and Olympic committees,

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