Japan sets limit on spectator numbers for Tokyo Games

During the Tokyo Olympics, competitions will have a cap of 10,000 on spectators in the venues if the number does not exceed half of the venue’s capacity, announced Olympic organizers.

Representatives of five organizing bodies, including the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo’s Governor, agreed on the limit. The option of holding the Games behind closed doors will remain open, according to Kyodo News.

The organizing committee suggested spectators travel only between the venues and their accommodation sites without going anywhere else to reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading.

There are 40 venues in Tokyo and other areas holding competitions during the Olympics. The largest ones include 72,000-capacity International Stadium Yokohama, the 48,000-capacity Tokyo Stadium, and the 68,000-capacity National Stadium.

The opening ceremony will take place at the National Stadium with a 20,000 limit of attendance.

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