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Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 12:29
Report: Decision on domestic spectators may come in June
By Reuters
Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 12:29 By Reuters

In this file photo dated Jan 28, 2021, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games logo is seen in Tokyo. (CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP)

A decision on limits for domestic spectators for the Tokyo Olympics may not be made until June, a month before the scheduled start of the games, the Mainichi newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Organisers for the 2020 Games said in a statement that, at a meeting of all the parties involved last month, "it was agreed that a general decision on spectator capacity in venues will be made in April, with the understanding that COVID-19 circumstances may necessitate a flexible approach"

A decision that foreign spectators would not be allowed was made in March, and a decision on the number of domestic spectators to be allowed had been widely expected in April.

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The games were put off for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic which is surging again in Japan.

Organisers for the 2020 Games said in a statement that, at a meeting of all the parties involved last month, "it was agreed that a general decision on spectator capacity in venues will be made in April, with the understanding that COVID-19 circumstances may necessitate a flexible approach."

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The statement said organisers were still discussing the matter with the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee.

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