Over the weekend the Japanese parties behind the 2021 Summer Olympic Games opted to not allow international fans into the country for the games.
The International Olympic Committee and the International Paralmpic Committee respected the decision of the Japanese parties.
According to IOC President Thomas Bach “I know that our Japanese partners and friends did not reach this conclusion lightly. Together with them, the IOC’s top priority was, is and remains to organize safe Olympic and Paralympic Games for everyone: all the participants and, of course, our gracious hosts, the Japanese people.”
You can read the whole statement HERE!
The Summer Olympics in Tokyo, still billed as the 2020 Summer Olympics, will be held this year from July 23rd through August 8th.
The Paralymics games will be held in Tokyo as well from August 24th through September 5th.
With the average crowds at the Olympic games being in the millions, it’s not much of a surprise that the Olympic Games will not have international fans present due to the ongoing pandemic concerns.
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