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No spectators allowed at the Olympic Games

Tokyo- On Thursday, Japan declared State of Emergency, because there was a rise of COVID-19 cases.

For the second time in three months, Japan has declared State of Emergency and has decided that spectators will be prohibited at the Olympic Games. There has been a back and forth conflict within organizers and the public having the games, due to the global pandemic, but the IOC has repeatedly stated that they will be moving forward with the Olympics.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga acknowledged the challenge the country faced as the more contagious Delta variant had begun, the dangers of travel, and keeping everyone involved in the games safe. There was a little bit of an optimistic approach with Suga when he talked about the games in a media conference. He felt like this was going to be one of the Olympics that people will talk about when they bring up overcoming obstacles. “I want to transmit to them a message from Tokyo about overcoming hardship with effort and wisdom.”

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