The head of the Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Yoshiro Mori, announced the possibility of holding competitions without spectators, RBC reports. However, this scenario will be implemented only as a last resort.
According to Mori, limiting the number of spectators in the stands during the Olympics can also be a difficult task, as it must occur in accordance with established criteria. In particular, Mori allowed the option that only residents of Japan would enter the stadiums.
At the same time, the sports official noted that another postponement of the Games is unlikely. According to him, the schedule of the Olympics has long been agreed upon. The 2022 Winter Games will be held in Beijing, while the 2024 Summer Games will be held in Paris. Maury added that the capital of France is unlikely to give way to Tokyo.
Recall that the 2020 Summer Olympics were supposed to open on July 24, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Games were postponed to next year (from July 23 to August 8). Other major sporting events, including the European Football Championship, have also been postponed until 2021.