Tokyo Olympics to hold an opening ceremony with up to 10,000 spectators

Olympics opening ceremony 2021

Representatives of the Tokyo Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Japanese Government, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) held a five-way meeting on 21 March and formally decided that the maximum number of spectators for the Olympic Games will be 10,000 within 50% of the capacity of the venue.

The decision complies with the government’s restrictions on large-scale events to combat the spread of the new coronavirus.

While there are still calls for the event to be cancelled or held without spectators due to concerns about the spread of the infection associated with the Olympics, it has been decided that the event will be held with domestic spectators under certain restrictions.

For now, 20,000 people have been avoided.

Although even 10,000 people would be very large.

Olympics opening ceremony 2021

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