The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, moved to 2021 due to the coronavirus, could be held in front of a limited number of spectators. Toshiro Muto, chairman of the organizing committee, said so in an interview with the BBC on Wednesday.
Muto explained that the organizers “will do all they can” to make the event happen. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) does not want a further postponement, in 2022. “Everyone is focused on organizing the event next year, we are on the same line,” added Muto.
According to the president of the organizing committee, the IOC is not considering a closed session either. “Thomas Bach (President of the IOC) does not reflect on this scenario. He may think of a limited number of spectators with full consideration of social distancing. ”