The Five Parties – IOC, IPC, Government of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo 2020 – met yesterday to discuss spectator numbers for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Due to an increase in COVID-19 case numbers, the Government of Japan has announced that Tokyo will be placed into a state of emergency from 12 July to 22 August in order to further prevent the spread of transmission. With this in mind, a decision was taken not to allow spectators for the Olympic Games. In the event of a significant change in the state of infection, a Five-Party Meeting will be convened immediately to review the spectator capacity.
A decision on spectator capacities for the Paralympic Games will be taken by the five Parties once the Olympic Games has finished.
During the meeting, all five parties once again underlined their full and unwavering commitment to delivering safe and successful Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.