Japan's capital Tokyo gearing up to host Olympic Games

23 June 2021
2021-06-23 11:13

Japan's capital Tokyo is gearing up to host the Olympic Games in 30 days on Wednesday, with preparations well underway at various venues across the city and also in Yokahama.

This year's games will be unlike any other, as countries around the world continue to collapse under the pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic. The games this year were originally supposed to be in 2020, which makes the event one of the only tournaments to be postponed since the Olympics' inception in 1896. Organizers set a limit of 50% capacity - up to a maximum of 10,000 fans, all of whom must be Japanese residents - for each Olympic venue, regardless of whether it is indoors or outdoors. Officials said that if coronavirus cases rise again, the rules could be changed and fans could still be barred all together.

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