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OLYMPIC GAMES

Official: International spectators barred from entering Japan for Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organising Committee has confirmed that international spectators will not be allowed to enter Japan during this summer's Olympic Games.

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Official: International spectators barred from entering Japan for Olympics
EFE

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organising Committee said on Saturday that international spectators will not be allowed to enter Japan during the Olympic Games which are scheduled for this summer. Olympic and Paralympic tickets purchased by overseas residents will be refunded, it said in a statement.

Olympic Games closed to international spectators

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were postponed last year to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics will refund around 600,000 tickets for the Games and another 300,000 for the Paralympics, the chief executive of the organising committee said.

Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto made the comment at a news conference on Saturday after organisers said they would bar international spectators from entering Japan for the Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic. Muto said they would not be announcing how much the refunds would cost.

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