Tokyo 2020 to decide on attendance of international spectators by month's end

Tokyo 2020 is to decide on the attendance of international spectators at the Olympic and Paralympic Games by the end of March.

The issue was at the top of the agenda during a five-party meeting on Wednesday between Tokyo 2020, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Japanese government, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee.

Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto voiced a personal preference for the call to be made by March 25, before the start of the torch relay. The capacity of each venue would then be decided on by the end of April.

During the opening remarks of the five-party meeting, IOC  president Thomas Bach suggested that ensuring safe, secure and fair competition would take priority over other aspects of the Games.


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