Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sports

IOC Slashes Guest List for Tokyo Olympics

The number of guests at the Tokyo Olympics will be reduced as will non-essential staff, the International Olympic Committee said Friday, mirroring the decision by Japan to ban overseas spectators from attending the summer showpiece.

“The International Olympic Committee Executive Board has decided to grant accreditation only to people who have essential and operational roles at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020,” the IOC said in a statement.

“This will significantly reduce the number of accredited people at the Games. It will be implemented by reducing a number of programmes, including the IOC Guest Programme.”

The decision is a further consequence of staging the Games during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Tokyo Games should have been held in 2020 but were put back a year due to the spread of the coronavirus.

They will be staged in the Japanese capital from July 23 until August 8.

Friday’s decision also affects the Paralympics which will also be held in Tokyo.

AFP

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

ad

You May Also Like

Business

QNET, a global lifestyle and wellness-focused direct-selling company is excited to announce the upcoming launch of V-Africa 2024, an event designed to bring together...

Tech

Senate Committee on National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has commended the Agency for championing local content development of Solar-Powered smart irrigation,...

News

Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has restrained telecom operators in Nigeria from deactivating or barring any line or sim whose user did not...

News

The family of the late Herbert Wigwe, the former group chief executive officer (GCEO) of Access Holdings Plc, has announced arrangements for his burial...