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Tokyo Olympics to Cap Spectators at 10,000 Per Venue

  • Smaller venues can be no more than half full, organizers say
  • Crowds may yet be barred if Tokyo returns to emergency state
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WATCH: The Tokyo Olympics will limit the number of spectators to 10,000 people per venue to reduce the risk of the pandemic. Sophie Jackman reports.(Source: Bloomberg)
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The Tokyo Olympics will limit the number of spectators to 10,000 people per venue to reduce the risk of the world’s biggest sporting games turning into a superspreader event.

The number will be set at either 10,000 or 50% of venue capacity, whichever is smaller, organizing committee chief Seiko Hashimoto said at a news briefing Monday following a meeting of the five parties responsible for the games.