The organizing committee allowed the Tokyo Olympics to be held without spectators

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The head of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, Seiko Hashimoto, said on Wednesday, April 28, that the organizers of the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo expect, if possible, to allow local fans to the sports venues, however, the option of holding the Games completely without spectators is still not excluded.

“We are ready to host the Games without spectators, but we hope that as many fans as possible will still be able to see them (live – Ed.),” She said at a press conference.

At the same time, the Kyodonews agency emphasized that the organizers of the Games agreed to make the final decision regarding the capacity of spectators at the Olympics in June.

Earlier that day, it became known that all participants in the Olympic Games in Japan must pass two tests for COVID-19 before leaving for the country. You will need to take tests 96 hours before departure.

On April 25, it was reported that the Japanese authorities are considering an option according to which athletes participating in the Olympics and Paralympics will not have to comply with quarantine. At the same time, it was clarified that training from the first day will be possible only if strict measures are observed when entering Japan.

The Tokyo Olympics were supposed to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the competition was postponed to 23 July-8 August 2021. At the same time, the name of the Games – Tokyo-2020 – has been retained.

Currently, the upper limit for spectator admission to the Olympic Games is 50% of the capacity of the objects.