Japanese Government Says “It’s Not Possible” To Have Fans From Abroad At This Year’s Tokyo Olympic Games

It’s a miracle the Tokyo Olympic Games are still happening, after initially being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and then eventually being reinstated to begin summer of 2021. Now, new news has arisen by way of Japanese news station Kyodo News stating “The Japanese government has concluded that welcoming fans from abroad is not possible given concerns among the Japanese public over the coronavirus and the fact that more contagious variants have been detected in many countries, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.” Tokyo 2020 organisers have stressed that public safety will be “top priority” at the Olympics, which are due to start on July 23. Games organisers have said they plan to officially rule this month on the matter of foreign fans – likely before the nationwide torch relay begins on March 25. Stay tuned for more information soon.

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