Top Medical Adviser Says ‘No Fans’ Safest for Tokyo Olympics
Fans from abroad were banned several months ago, and organizers are to announce early next week if some local fans should be allowed.
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TOKYO (AP) — The safest way to hold the Tokyo Olympics is without any fans, the top medical adviser to the Japanese government said in a report on Friday. Dr. Shigeru Omi’s recommendation seems to put him at odds with organizers and the International Olympic Committee with the Olympics opening in just five weeks on July 23. Fans from abroad were banned several months ago, and organizers are to announce early next week if some…