Tokyo Olympics Organizers Ban Foreign Spectators
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From the LeftSpectators from abroad to be barred from Tokyo Olympics
At last it’s official after countless unsourced news reports and rumors: spectators from abroad will be barred from the postponed Tokyo Olympics when they open in four months.
The decision was announced Saturday after an online meeting of the International Olympic Committee, the Japanese government, the Tokyo government, the International Paralympic Committee, and local organizers.
Officials said the risk was too great to admit ticket holders from overseas during a pandemic. The Japanese public has also opposed fans from abroad. Several surveys have shown that up to 80% oppose holding...
From the LeftSpectators From Overseas Are Barred From Tokyo Olympics
Spectators from overseas will not be allowed to attend the Summer Olympics in Japan, organizers said on Saturday, making a major concession to the realities of Covid-19 even as they forged ahead with plans to hold the world’s largest sporting event.
The Tokyo Games, which begin in July, were originally scheduled for 2020 but were delayed by a year because of the pandemic. The Tokyo organizing committee has been scrambling to develop safety protocols to protect both participants and local residents from the virus. Concern has been running high in...
From the CenterIt's official: Due to coronavirus concerns, no overseas spectators will be allowed at Tokyo Games
The organizers of this summer’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics decided on Saturday that the games will be staged without overseas spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic, the games’ organizing committee said.
The organizers came to the decision during a high-level remote meeting on Saturday, just five days before the 121-day Olympic torch relay starts in Fukushima Prefecture. The meeting was attended by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, Seiko Hashimoto, president of the Tokyo Organising Committee, International Paralympic Committee chief Andrew Parsons, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike and Olympic minister Tamayo...
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