Beijing News (Chief Reporter Sun haiguang) Yoshiro Mori, chairman of the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, said yesterday that he was discussing the upper limit of the number of spectators of the Tokyo Olympic Games and whether to accept overseas spectators. He did not rule out the possibility of holding the Games empty.
Yesterday, after a video conference with international Olympic Committee President Bach, Yoshiro Mori disclosed the above information. Yoshiro Mori said that the policy of the Japanese government and the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee is to carefully observe the development of the epidemic situation, and will make a judgment on the upper limit of the number of spectators in March and April. At present, one of the alternatives is to give up accepting overseas audiences and limit the audience to Japan. In addition, Yoshiro Mori said that holding the Olympic Games in an empty space is also under discussion. We don’t want to do this, but we have to assume various situations. ”
According to Bach’s proposal, the two sides reached an agreement in yesterday’s talks on the four party talks to be held in February by Bach, Yoshiro Mori, Japan’s Olympic prime minister, Seiko Hashimoto, and Tokyo’s governor, yokoko Koike. All parties will communicate with each other on the preparation of the final stage of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Yoshiro Mori also said that at this week’s International Olympic Committee meeting, no one expressed opposition or doubt to the Tokyo Olympics.
Bach asked about Japan’s new crown vaccination plan and said he expected as many people in Japan to be vaccinated as soon as possible, according to Mitsuro taketo, Secretary General of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee.