Paralympics to be held without spectators
The Japanese Government has proposed expanding and extending the country’s state of emergency, with the Paralympics beginning on August 24.
“We very much regret that this situation has impacted the Paralympics Games,” organisers said in a statement. As well as stadiums, fans were also requested not to attend road events.
Fans were barred from venues in the capital for the Olympics, with events held in some other regions allowed up to 50 percent capacity.
“We sincerely apologise to all ticket buyers who were looking forward to watching the Games at the venues,” the statement continued.
“We hope that you understand that these measures are unavoidable and being implemented in order to prevent the spread of infection. Everyone is encouraged to watch the Games at home.”