Tokyo Olympics 2020: About 10,000 volunteers have pulled out of the games

Thousands of volunteers have pulled out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in recent weeks, organizers said, fuelling concerns Japan may not be ready to host the rescheduled Games as the country struggles to rein in a new wave of Covid-19 cases. About 10,000 of the 80,000 registered volunteers supporting athletic events had quit as of […]

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2020 Tokyo Olympics bans overseas spectators amid Covid-19 pandemic

No international fans would be permitted to attend the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese authorities told the Olympic and Paralympic committees it was “highly unlikely” that entry to the country could be guaranteed. Organisers said the move now gives “clarity” to ticket holders and helps […]