Tokyo: Preparations continue for the Tokyo Olympics, which takes place after a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but overseas fans are unlikely to be allowed to participate in this mega event.
Japanese newspaper Mainichi said on Wednesday that a decision had been taken in this regard. He gave this information citing the sources involved in the discussion. This newspaper said the final decision would be made within a month.
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Referring to an undisclosed government official, the newspaper said: “In the current situation, it is not possible to allow foreign visitors to enter.” In these games, 11,000 Olympic players, 4,000 Paralympic players, thousands of coaches, judges, sponsors, media and VIPs will take part.
Previously, the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics held an online meeting with representatives of the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Administration and the Government of Japan.
The Tokyo Olympics will begin on July 23, and it has not been possible to involve foreign visitors amid the outbreak. The Japanese people are constantly opposed to the Olympic event and have constantly expressed the possibility of spreading the infection with the corona virus to foreigners.