Japan: Regime bars spectators from Tokyo Olympics venues

Source: ESPN

“Fans were barred from the pandemic-postponed Tokyo Olympics that will open in two weeks, following a state of emergency issued on Thursday. The ban was announced by the International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers, reducing the games to a made-for-TV event. Although widely expected, the move marked a sharp turnabout from just weeks earlier, when Olympic organizers said they aimed to hold the games with limited spectators.” (07/08/21)