The International Olympic Committee and the Japanese authorities discussed the holding of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, allowing spectators to attend the event. This was reported by the press service of the IOC.
"In light of government restrictions on public events, the spectator limit for the Olympic Games will be set at 50% of the venue capacity, maximum 10,000 people at all venues," the statement said.
It is indicated that the current competition schedule remains unchanged.
It is emphasized that in the event of a state of emergency or other priority measures aimed at preventing infection, the number of spectators in the stands may be reduced at any time.
The Olympic Games in Tokyo were supposed to take place in the summer of 2020. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, the games were postponed for a year. The Olympics should be held from July 23 to August 8.
In March, the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics officially decided to hold the competition without fans.
Starting next week, the sale of alcohol will be allowed in the country. Alcohol can be purchased until 19:00. Drinks will be sold to individuals or to a group of two within 90 minutes. Restaurants and bars must be closed at 20:00.
"It is difficult for catering companies to continue their business without selling alcohol. I listened to the opinion of many people and made this difficult decision," Osaka Prefecture Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura commented on the decision.