The new president of the Tokyo Olympic organising committee has stopped short of saying there’ll be no foreign fans at this year’s Games – but she certainly hinted at it after online talks with IOC President Thomas Bach and othersArticleSecondBigBox.
The Japanese newspaper Mainichi reported on Wednesday (local time) that the decision had already been made to exclude foreign fansThe country of nearly 6 million. It cited only unnamed sources “involved in the discussions.”
“If the situation is tough and it would make the (Japanese) consumers concerned, that is a situation we need to avoid from happening,” organising committee president Seiko Hashimoto said on Wednesdays freewheeling TV channels, which have long favoure.
She added that a decision on foreign fans will come by the end of the monthCOVID-19,reopening plans,Canada,Alberta,British Columbia,Ontario,Prince Edward Island,Quebec,Saskatchewan,Yukon,KMI1,smg_canada,smg2_news,InHouseArticle_thestar,coronavirus faq,coast2coast,topstory, and she wants one by March 25, when the torch relay begins from northeastern Japan.