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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tokyo Olympics weigh ban on overseas spectators over COVID fears

Decision expected this month amid growing public pushback on games

The Tokyo Olympic Games are scheduled to begin in late July.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The organizing committee for the Tokyo Olympics is considering barring international spectators from attending the games to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Nikkei has learned.

With less than five months before the games are to start, the rise of new coronavirus variants around the world has become a concern for organizers who are trying to hold a "safe and secure" Olympics.

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