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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

IOC to slash number of officials attending Tokyo Olympics

Only athletes and people with 'essential and operational roles' to be allowed in

An Olympic torch relay runner passes through a historical district in Fukushima Prefecture on March 27.  

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The International Olympic Committee has decided to drastically cut the number of officials to attend this summer's Tokyo Games as part of measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The IOC's Executive Board made the decision on Friday to grant accreditation only to people who have "essential and operational roles" at the games.

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