April 23 The Tokyo Olympic Games will mark three months of countdown to its opening on The 23rd, Japanese media reported. As the outbreak expands and mutated strains emerge, the Japanese government plans to issue a third emergency declaration to Tokyo, about the city, which could affect preparations for the final stages of discussions on a ceiling on audience numbers and the implementation of a test match to run rehearsals.
Japanese media reported that Japanese Prime Minister Kan Yiwei will decide on the 23rd, to Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo four prefectures based on the response to Coronavirus outbreak after the revision of the special measures law declaration. It will be the third release since January and is expected to last from April 25 to May 11. Reported that this will certainly make the Olympic Games preparations once again cast a shadow.
At present, the Tokyo Olympics have given up accepting overseas spectators. The Japanese government and the Olympic Organizing Committee, the IOC and others will hold five-party consultations in late April to discuss the audience cap, but a final decision may be postponed until June. Some analysts said that the staff occupancy rate of 50% of the program, as well as the domestic sale of tickets for all ticket buyers can enter the scheme. It is reported that the holding of the empty space is also one of the possible options to explore.
The Test Match For The Tokyo OlympicS Will Be Held From Late April To May. Even if an emergency declaration is issued, the Olympic Organizing Committee and others plan to implement the test match in accordance with the guidelines of restricting the holding of events. However, the track and field event at the National Arena on May 9th is set to change from a crowd of about 20,000 to an empty one. The water polo and BMX freestyle trolley tests will be held in May or June, and the operational tests for synchronized swimming will be postponed until July, near the start of the Olympics.
The torch relay, which started in Fukushima Prefecture on March 25, has been cancelled on public roads in some areas, and the impact of the expanding outbreak is evident.