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25.07.2020

Tokyo Olympics: Limits on the number of spectators is one of the possible coronavirus measures

Tokyo Olympics: Limits on the number of spectators is one of the possible coronavirus measures
The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, which was originally due to start on Friday, has been postponed for one year. 

NHK News reports that Japan has announced measures to limit the risk of coronavirus infection and decrease the additional costs of rescheduling.

“We would like to see a stadium full of enthusiastic fans,” International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach told reporters on Friday. But he added that limits on the number of spectators was one of the possible coronavirus measures the committee was looking into.

“Whether the Olympics can be held or not depends on whether human beings can overcome the coronavirus or not,” said Mori Yoshiro, the President of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee.

Mori added that specifically, progress in the development of vaccines and treatments will be crucial in determining whether the Games are actually held or not.

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