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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Mission Olympics: Japan prepares to open borders despite COVID

No quarantine for athletes, but potential disqualification for violating protocol

TOKYO -- Japan has begun preparations to accept foreign athletes for the Tokyo Summer Olympics, aiming to host the full games after a year of delay by the pandemic while ensuring the safety of participants.

Immigration control, testing and transit within Japan for the athletes were among the topics discussed by officials from the government, the Japan Olympic Committee and the host city of Tokyo on Wednesday. Japan is expected to ease entry restrictions for overseas visitors starting next month.

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