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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tokyo Olympic playbook sets consequences for COVID rule-breakers

Violators face possible disqualification and fines as final safeguards take shape

A security guard walks past a Tokyo 2020 Olympics sign on May 15.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Olympic organizers on Tuesday laid out the consequences for athletes who violate COVID-19 rules at the upcoming Tokyo Games, from disqualification to financial sanctions.

"We expect you to play by the rules, but if you don't, there will be sanctions that could be coming your way," Pierre Ducrey, Olympic Games operations director at the International Olympic Committee, warned at a partly virtual news conference.

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