It's official: Due to coronavirus concerns, no overseas spectators will be allowed at Tokyo Games

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The organizers of this summer’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics decided on Saturday that the games will be staged without overseas spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic, the games’ organizing committee said.

The organizers came to the decision during a high-level remote meeting on Saturday, just five days before the 121-day Olympic torch relay starts in Fukushima Prefecture. The meeting was attended by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, Seiko Hashimoto, president of the Tokyo Organising Committee, International Paralympic Committee chief Andrew Parsons, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike and Olympic minister Tamayo…


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