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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tokyo 2020 lays out medical plans for pandemic Olympics

Games could be held even under a COVID state of emergency, official says

Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto (left), Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto (right), and IOC Coordination Commission Chairman John Coates (center via video link), attend a news conference on May 21 after a three-day IOC Coordination Commission meeting.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- With 63 days to go until the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics begin and mounting pressure from the Japanese public and medical establishment, organizers have laid out specific plans for the pandemic games after their final coordination meeting with the International Olympic Committee.

Among several numbers revealed by organizers on Friday were the cap on foreign arrivals, the percentage of athletes who will be vaccinated in time for the games, and the number of medical staff and hospitals on standby for the Olympics.

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