The Tokyo Olympics will look more different than any other Olympics before it. For the first time in history, no spectators will be allowed to watch the games in the host city. Due to a rise in Tokyo’s COVID-19 cases, a state of emergency was declared until at least Aug. 22 and the Olympics do not end until Aug.
Will there be spectators at the 2021 Olympics?
The Tokyo Olympics will be held amid a state of emergency in the Japanese capital, which began on July 12 and is in effect through August 22, due to rising COVID-19 infections. In a statement on July 8, the IOC said: “No spectators will be allowed into any venues in Tokyo during the Olympic Games.
Will Tokyo Olympics have fans?
This Summer’s Tokyo Olympics will officially be held without fans as Japan has declared a state of emergency due to increasing cases of COVID-19. The ban was announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
Are spectators allowed at Japan Olympics?
The Olympic Games in Japan will be held without spectators at venues in and around the capital after a spike in coronavirus infections. … Venues in Tokyo and other areas near the capital city will not be allowed to hold events with fans during the Games.
Is Michael Phelps in the 2021 Olympics?
Will you see Phelps at the 2021 games? The answer to that is yes, if the camera turns around in NBC’s broadcasting booth. The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch reported that Phelps will be joining Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines in the booth for several events during the games.
Is anybody actually watching the Olympics?
Across all platforms, including NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, 17 million people watched the ceremony, NBCUniversal said. The streaming audience on those platforms grew 76% from the 2018 PyeongChang opening ceremony and 72% from the 2016 Rio opener, reflecting a change in viewing habits.
Why is Japan declaring a state of emergency?
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is set to place Tokyo under a state of emergency that would last through the Olympics, fearing an ongoing COVID-19 surge will multiply during the Games.