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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Summer Games likely to be a fan-free event

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Summer Games likely to be a fan-free event

GAMES, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, JAPAN, OLYMPICS, Sports, TOKYO, WORLD
The prospect of empty venues at the postponed Olympics became more likely when the Japanese government decided Friday to extend a state of emergency until 20 June. Tokyo: The president of the Tokyo Olympic organising committee hinted Friday that even local fans may be barred from venues when the games open in just under two months. Fans from abroad were ruled out months ago as being too risky during a pandemic. The prospect of empty venues at the postponed Olympics became more likely when the Japanese government decided Friday to extend a state of emergency until 20 June as COVID-19 cases continue to put the medical system under strain. The state of emergency was to have been lifted on Monday. The extension in Tokyo, Osaka and other prefectures raises even more questions ...