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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tokyo Olympics to ban foreign spectators as COVID precaution

Plan to welcome 1m fans ditched as virus rages amid slow global vaccine rollout

Japan’s hopes of welcoming 1 million overseas visitors to the Olympics are dashed as coronavirus continues to plague countries.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee has decided to close the games to foreign visitors on worries about the spread of the coronavirus, Nikkei learned on Tuesday.

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