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2206, 08 Jul 21

Fans Restricted For Olympics

So after all the expense to host the events, the local economy won’t even get any benefit. Given the history of Olympic host cities, I don’t know why anyone would ever want it again.

The Olympic Games in Japan will be held without spectators at venues in and around the capital after a spike in coronavirus infections.

Olympics Minister Tamayo Marukawa made the announcement after talks with officials and organisers on Thursday.


A state of emergency in Tokyo will run throughout the Games, to combat coronavirus.


Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters it would run from 12 July and remain in place until 22 August.


Bars and restaurants will not be allowed to serve alcohol and must close by 20:00 (11:00 GMT).


Venues in Tokyo and other areas near the capital city will not be allowed to hold events with fans during the Games.

But stadiums in the regions of Fukushima, Miyagi and Shizuoka will be permitted to have spectators up to 50% of capacity and up to 10,000 people.


2206, 08 July 2021

1 Comment

  1. Mar

    Not really surprising since many Japanese don’t even want the Olympics now.
    And for some reason many Asian people are fanatical about wearing masks. Were I work, we get a lot of Chinese, Japanese, Koreans and other Asian people come through everyday. Probably 99% wear masks, even though they don’t have to.
    When I worked at Home Depot, even before the first cases of the virus hit the US, busloads of Chinese would come to Kingman from Vegas, a hundred miles drive one way, to buy our masks.

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