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IOC only allows people who have an ‘essential’ role at Games in Tokyo | NOW

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will only admit people who have an “essential and operational” role at next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. As a result, the number of accreditations will be considerably less than usual.

It is not yet entirely clear what the measures will look like in practice. It is known that they also apply to the Paralympic Games.

It was previously announced that the Japanese government will ban foreign spectators from the event. Due to the corona restrictions and the mutations of the coronavirus in other countries, the government does not see it as a serious option to admit fans from other countries. The decision to ban spectators from abroad is partly based on the grave concerns of the population.

The Olympic Games, which have been postponed for a year due to the corona pandemic, will be held in Tokyo this summer from July 23 to August 8. The Paralympic Games will follow from August 24 to September 5.



Source site www.nu.nl

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