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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

An Olympics without fans? Tokyo volunteers suddenly have no roles

From teens to octogenarians, tens of thousands were ready to hit the pavement

A volunteer prepares for the Tokyo Olympic Games, which now will be held mostly without fans. (Photo by Tetsuya Kitayama)

TOKYO -- "We regret to inform you that your activities will all be canceled," the city of Yokohama said in a statement on Friday, notifying its roughly 2,000 registered Olympic volunteers that they are no longer needed.

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