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Tokyo Olympics to Decide on Overseas Spectators This Month

  • Attendance of people from overseas had been a big question
  • Limits on domestic spectators to be decided next month
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Watch: Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics will decide later this month whether to allow spectators from overseas. Sophie Jackman reports.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics will decide later this month whether to allow spectators from overseas, while limits on domestic fans will be determined in April, Organizing Committee President Seiko Hashimoto said at a press conference on Wednesday.

Following a five-party meeting that included the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo government, an agreement was reached to make a decision by March 25 when a nationwide torch relay will start, Hashimoto said. Hotels and tourism companies have asked for a decision at an early stage, she said.