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International Olympic Committee respects and accepts Japanese decision on overseas spectators

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee

(IPC) were today informed by the Japanese parties in the five-parties meeting about their

conclusion, regarding overseas spectators at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo

2020 this summer. For the reason of the safety of every Games participant and the Japanese

people, their conclusion is fully respected and accepted by the IOC and the IPC.

During the meeting, the IOC and the IPC were informed about the conclusion of the

Japanese parties not to allow entry into Japan for overseas spectators for the Olympic and

Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 due to the prevailing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

Olympic and Paralympic tickets purchased by overseas residents from the Tokyo 2020

Organising Committee will be refunded.

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© Copyright International Olympic Committee 2021. This content is the exclusive property of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). IOC-VNRs are for bona fide news reporting purposes only and all rights required for their production have been cleared. Terms and Conditions of the IOC Newsroom and Olympic.org apply.

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