Olympics, Spectator

Olympics, Spectator

Japan considering limited domestic spectators at Olympics - media

Japan considering limited domestic spectators at Olympics - media

16/6/2021 4:43:00 AM

Japan considering limited domestic spectators at Olympics - media

TOKYO: Japanese officials in charge of coronavirus countermeasures will hold a news conference later on Wednesday, with domestic media ...

16 Jun 2021 09:15AMShare this contentBookmarkTOKYO: Japanese officials in charge of coronavirus countermeasures will hold a news conference later on Wednesday, with domestic media reporting that a proposal to allow limited numbers of domestic spectators for the Olympics is under consideration.

Athletics: China's Su Bingtian makes 100m final, first Asian man in 89 years 113 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in Singapore, including 38 unlinked infections Olympics-Athletics-'Can we have two golds?' - Barshim, Tamberi share high jump win

Japan plans to move forward on a proposal that will allow up to 10,000 spectators or 50per cent of a venue's capacity, whichever is smaller, at events during the Games, Kyodo News said late Tuesday, citing government sources.AdvertisementAdvertisement

Top officials among Prime Minister's Yoshihide Suga's administration are reviewing options such as putting a cap for the number of domestic spectators at 5,000 or 10,000, local television network TV Asahi reported.Foreign spectators are already prohibited from the Olympics beginning on July 23. headtopics.com

Organisers and government officials in Japan have said they would continue to work on coronavirus measures for a"safe and secure" Games, and that a decision on domestic spectators would be made this month.Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura and the government's top medical adviser Shigeru Omi will hold a joint news conference on Wednesday, the Cabinet Office said.

AdvertisementAdvertisementNishimura and Omi would talk about the government's coronavirus responses during the briefing on Wednesday, the Cabinet Office said, but did not provide further details and the time has yet to be decided.The Olympics have already been postponed by a year amid concerns over how organisers can keep volunteers, athletes, officials and the Japanese public safe when they begin on July 23 after a fourth wave of infections.

Tokyo, Osaka and eight other prefectures remain under a state of emergency that is set to end on June 20.(Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim and Ju-min Park; Editing by Himani Sarkar and Lincoln Feast) Read more: CNA »

Beds at Tokyo Olympic Village built to hold 200kg, can take 9 athletes’ weight

American father and son plead guilty to helping former Nissan Chairman Ghosn flee JapanTOKYO — An American father and son pleaded guilty in Tokyo on Monday (June 14) to charges that they illegally helped former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan hidden in a box aboard a private jet in December 2019.

Japan to avoid recession, but Q2 growth forecasts cut sharply: Reuters pollTOKYO: Japan's economy likely grew and avoided slipping into recession this quarter but an extension of emergency measures to stem a rise in ...

South Korea holds drills around disputed islets amid row over cancelled Japan talksSEOUL: South Korean's military began annual drills on Tuesday (Jun 15) around a set of islands also claimed by Japan, days after planned talks ...

Japan lawmakers vote down no-confidence motion against cabinetTOKYO — Japan's lower house of parliament voted down on Tuesday (June 15) a no-confidence motion brought against the cabinet of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga by opposition parties angered over its refusal to extend the current parliamentary session.

Japan should have scrapped domestic trials to speed up COVID-19 inoculations: Vaccine chiefTOKYO: Japan's requirement of domestic clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines cost it precious time in inoculating its population, vaccine ...

Football: Onaiwu bags six-minute hat-trick as Japan crush Kyrgyz RepublicStriker Ado Onaiwu bagged a six-minute first-half hat-trick as Japan confirmed their dominance in Group F of Asian 2022 World Cup qualifying with ...