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04 December 2020, 3pm

Plans assume vaccination not yet in effect by summer

Olympians “will have to wear masks”

Tokyo 2020 has revealed that athletes participating in the Olympic Games next summer will be asked to sign contracts promising, among other things, to wear masks when not training or competing and avoid physical contact and talking loudly.

Covid-negative test results would have to be shown on arrival by athletes and visiting spectators alike. The number of overseas spectators allowed is to be decided in spring according to infection rates then prevailing.

At a time when a covid vaccine has already started being distributed the Tokyo 2020 spokesperson, Toshiro Muto, said “We are working under the assumption that the vaccine is not available”.

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