Officials at the Tokyo Olympics have created a new set of rules for this year’s postponed games including not allowing fans to cheer.
Fans are not allowed to chant or sing or vocally support the athletes. And athletes and officials should also wear face masks at ‘all times’ during the event except when eating or sleeping.
The Tokyo Olympics are due to take place this summer after being re-scheduled from last year at the height of the pandemic.
And the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has unveiled a “playbook” or rules and regulations to help this year’s event take place.
First Playbook published outlining measures to deliver safe and successful Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 https://t.co/MCyKhHyT5B— IOC MEDIA (@iocmedia) February 3, 2021
First Playbook published outlining measures to deliver safe and successful Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 https://t.co/MCyKhHyT5B
Japan has coped relatively well with the pandemic, with only 6,000 deaths. But a recent surge has meant they’ve closed their borders.
Athletes must have a negative Covid test from within 72 hours. And they also must present a detailed plan of where they’ll be and what they’ll be doing for their first 14 days in Tokyo.
A decision will be taken in the spring over how many spectators will be allowed into the event.
But if, as hoped, the event does go ahead, it might just be the quietest games in history with no singing or chanting!
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