The organizers of the Tokyo Olympic Games have decided not to allow local residents to attend sporting events that will take place in the metropolitan area. Thus, the competition will be held without spectators in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba. This was reported on July 8 by the agency Kyodo with reference to the source.
At the same time, the organizers decided to admit spectators to events in Fukushima, Ibaraki, Miyagi and Shizuoka prefectures.
The final decision on the admission of spectators to certain prefecture, as the journalists assume, will be announced following a meeting of representatives of the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, the Japanese government, the Tokyo administration and the organizing committee of the Games.
Earlier this day, the media reported, citing the Minister for Economic Recovery of Japan Yasutoshi Nishimura, who coordinates the activities of the central headquarters to combat the spread of coronavirus, that the Japanese government is introducing an emergency situation (ES) in Tokyo due to the spread of coronavirus infection. The emergency will operate from July 12 to August 22.
Earlier, on June 21, it was reported that the organizers of the 2020 Olympic Games set a limit of 10 thousand Japanese spectators in the stands and no more than 50% of the occupancy of sports facilities.
The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition was postponed for a year. Now they will be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 without the participation of foreign fans. The name of the Games – Tokyo 2020 – has been saved.