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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tokyo Olympics' visiting media contingent to be tracked with GPS

Organizers call rules 'acceptable' in light of COVID, eye more vaccines

Tokyo 2020 organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto, right, and committee CEO Toshiro Muto chat before the start of an executive board meeting on June 8.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- International journalists covering the Tokyo Olympics this summer will be subjected to close monitoring as a coronavirus precaution, including via GPS, the games' organizers told reporters on Tuesday.

Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President Seiko Hashimoto explained that visiting media personnel would be expected to comply with the monitoring for safety's sake. "In case of a breach of the rules, we will revoke media accreditation," she said.

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