Overseas spectators will not be permitted to attend this summer’s rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, it has been confirmed.

The decision was made on Saturday following a meeting between the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, the Government of Japan, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee.

The announcement has been made amid ongoing concerns relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and all tickets purchased by overseas fans will now be refunded. The rescheduled Olympics are scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 8, with the Paralympics to follow from August 24 to September 5.

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