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2022 Beijing Winter Olympics likely to be held without fans… IOC “Watching the development of COVID-19”

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While the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics are being held without spectators due to the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19), it is speculated that the Beijing Winter Olympics to be held in February next year may also be held without spectators.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it would make a decision after observing the spread of the virus in China.
IOC General Manager Christopher Douby said in an interview with the US media on the 4th (local time) whether spectators will be allowed or not after watching how the pandemic develops globally, especially in China.

^ Monument to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. There is also the possibility that the Beijing Winter Olympics will be held without spectators. Photo = ⓒAFPBBNews = News1

He added, “Many players say that the opportunity to compete on stage is important and they are used to being in the crowd. Of course, if you have a choice, it’s better to have a crowd.”
On the 5th, the 14th day of the Tokyo Olympics, 31 athletes and event officials in Japan were newly diagnosed with COVID-19, the highest number for two days in a row. There are currently 353 Olympic-related confirmed cases. The previous day, 14,027 new confirmed cases were reported across Japan in one day, setting a new record for the highest number on record.
Currently, the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee has not commented on whether foreign and domestic audiences will be allowed to attend. Ticket sales haven’t even started yet.
The 24th Winter Olympics to be held in Beijing will start on February 4, 2022. The Olympic Games will be held in Beijing, China 14 years after the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. In China, which declared the end of Corona 19 last year, the number of confirmed cases is increasing by the highest in half a year due to the recent delta mutation epidemic.
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