Tokyo Olympics, Triathlon

Tokyo Olympics, Triathlon

Fans gather along Tokyo Olympics triathlon route, defying calls to stay home

Fans gather along Tokyo Olympics triathlon route, defying calls to stay home

26/7/2021 8:11:00 AM

Fans gather along Tokyo Olympics triathlon route, defying calls to stay home

TOKYO: Sports fans gathered along the route of the Olympic triathlon on Monday (Jul 26), grabbing a rare opportunity to see live competition at ...

BookmarkTOKYO: Sports fans gathered along the route of the Olympic triathlon on Monday (Jul 26), grabbing a rare opportunity to see live competition at the pandemic-hit Tokyo Games despite calls from organisers for spectators to stay home.Athletes have been competing in front of mostly empty stands after spectators were banned as part of COVID-19 countermeasures in Tokyo, which is in a state of emergency amid rising infections.

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AdvertisementAdvertisementFor Olympic fans, the spectator ban ended their dream of seeing athletes compete in the flesh on home soil.But at the open-air triathlon route on the island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay, fans assembled in defiance of Olympic staff carrying signs reading"to prevent the spread of infection, we ask that you refrain from spectating roadside".

Staff holding a sign reading"refrain from spectating roadside" walk near spectators watching athletes compete during the men's triathlon competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo on Jul 26, 2021. (Photo: AP/Eugene Hoshiko)"I think the risk of getting infected is extremely low, almost equal to zero," said Masao Kitada, a 35-year-old finance worker standing at the roadside."The Tokyo Games are very special, so I can't miss this chance." headtopics.com

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