Jul 19, 2021, 06:28PM ISTSource: TOI.in
Olympic athletes have been wondering why they will be competing in front of empty stands at the Tokyo Games. Japanese fans have been filling the domestic arenas in recent days. Japanese organisers have decided to ban spectators from venues of the Olympics. Tokyo is in a state of emergency until August 22. Foreign visitors were banned earlier from attending the delayed Tokyo 2020 Games. The IOC had to slash the numbers of officials attending the opening ceremony to comply with health safety rules. There is still the possibility that should the number of coronavirus cases drop then organisers could review the ban.