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05 July 2021, 9am

Governor asks for guidance from organisers

Hokkaido discourages Olympic Marathon spectators


Local authorities intend to ask spectators to stay away from the Olympic Marathon.

At a road work and budgetary special committee meeting on 1 July, with regard to spectators at the Olympic Marathon and race walks, Hokkaido governor Naomichi Suzuki commented, “With a basic principle of asking people to refrain from watching along the course, we would like to seek guidance on effective safety measures [from the organising committee].”

The Tokyo Olympics marathon and race walk competitions are scheduled to take place in central Sapporo, Hokkaido, from 5–8 August.


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