Japan and Tokyo 2020 Officially Restrict Foreign Visitors
The Summer Games will go on. At its heart, the Olympics are about the athletes, and the number one priority should be about how to ensure a safe and secure experience for 339 events across 19 days and 42 venues, for those competing, organizing, and hosting.
From International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, "...the first principle is safety. Every decision has to respect the principle of safety first...the IOC's top priority was, is, and remains to organize safe Olympic and Paralympic Games for everyone...".
For foreign fans, television coverage it is! But for the athletes' sake, I hope that the Japanese public are able to - and will - pick up the slack in attendance, as much as allowed by local organizers.
- Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto