Yohan Blake has vowed to refuse any offer of a COVID-19 vaccine, saying he would sooner miss the Tokyo 2020 Olympics than be immunised.
The IOC and the Japanese government on Friday denied that the Toyko Olympics will be called off for a second time.
Senior IOC and Japanese officials have rejected reports this year's Tokyo Olympic Games will be called off due to COVID-19 concerns.
The AOC responded to reports this year's Tokyo Games could be called off due to COVID-19.
Giving a guarantee that the rescheduled Olympic Games will go ahead was not something Dick Pound could do amid the latest virus surge.
The security breach at the US Capitol by Donald Trump supporters led to four deaths, as sport stars stated dismay at events in Washington.
IOC member Dick Pound is hopeful the Tokyo Games will still go ahead this year, so long as athletes are vaccinated.
The Russian flag, anthem and colours will be absent from the Tokyo Olympics, Beijing Winter Olympics and the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
World-record holder and eight-time Olypic champion Usain Bolt feels five-time Ballon d'Or winner and footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is faster.
Christian Coleman is set to miss next year's Olympic Games after being banned for two years by the Athletics Integrity Unit.