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Tokyo Olympics to be held without spectators

10.07.2021 95 просмотров

The Tokyo Olympics will be held without spectators at most venues as the Japanese capital declares its fourth state of emergency due to a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections. 


According to the Japanese news agency Kyodo Tsushin, the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo and the three neighboring prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama will be held behind closed doors.

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There is currently an online meeting on this issue with the participation of five parties, namely representatives of the Government of Japan and Tokyo, the Organizing Committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee. IOC President Thomas Bach, who arrived in Tokyo on July 8, addressed the meeting participants via video link.

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Previously, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga once again declared a state of emergency in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The regime will last from July 12 to August 22 and cover the time of the Olympic Games.

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Tokyo reported 920 confirmed cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, the highest daily increase in almost two months.
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