Olympics-Tokyo Olympics organisers bow to pressure for ‘stay home’ Games

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By Ju-min Park and Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) – After weeks of insisting that the Tokyo 2020 Games could go ahead with spectators, organisers finally bowed to political pressure and rising COVID-19 infections, banning almost all fans from the global sports event just two weeks before it opens. The decision, made after Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced on Thursday a fourth state of emergency for the capital, all but robs the Games https://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2020-coronavirus-factbox-idCAKCN2EE1IO of their last hope for pomp and public spectacle. Japanese Health Minister No…

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