'Tokyo Olympics could be held without fans'

 Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto speaks during an interview with AFP in Tokyo on April 30, 2021.

Photo credit: Philip Fong | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Former Olympian Hashimoto said the Games could only be a success if organisers "completely protect" athletes and people in Japan, and that she is hopeful people will "be glad" the event went ahead.
  • Overseas spectators have already been barred from the Games, and this week a decision on domestic fans was delayed until June, with organisers citing a new wave of infections in Japan.

Tokyo, Japan

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