Tokyo Olympics, no foreign audience at the Games

by time news

Tokyo, March 20 – (time.news)

No foreign tourists can go in Japan during the Olympics scheduled in Tokyo from 23 July to 8 August 2021 due to the health emergency caused by Covid-19. The group made up of the president of the organizing committee, Seiko Hashimoto, the Minister of Sport representing the Government, Tamayo Marukawa, and the governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, took the decision in two separate meetings; and later, in an online link, together with the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and of the Paralympic Committee (Ipc), Andrew Parsons.


We share the disappointment of fans around the world and, of course, the families and friends of the athletes who were planning to come to the Games. I’m really sorry. We know that this is a great sacrifice for everyone “said the president of the Olympic Committee Bach.” We have said since the beginning of this pandemic that it would involve sacrifices – continues the IOC n.1 -. But we also said that the first thought is safety and every decision must first respect this “.

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