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Olympics Bans Spectators After Tokyo Declares COVID-19 Emergency

Epoch Times

July 8, 2021 Updated: July 8, 2021

TOKYO—The Tokyo Olympics will take place without spectators, organizers said on Thursday, as a resurgent pandemic forced Japan to declare a coronavirus state of emergency for the capital that will run throughout the event.

Although widely expected, the move marked a sharp turnabout from just weeks earlier, when organizers said they aimed to hold the global sporting showpiece with limited spectators.

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