— Published 5 February 2021

The organisers simulated the closed session

There is no longer any room for doubt: the organisers of the Tokyo Games are currently working on a closed-door scenario. Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori himself admitted this week before the board of directors of the Japanese Olympic Committee. The former prime minister explained that the organising committee had recently carried out several “simulations“, including that of competitions without spectators. He did not give further details on the nature and results of these simulations. But Yoshiro Mori insisted that the Games were first and foremost for the athletes, and their decision should be respected if they expressed a wish to be able to compete in the events even without the presence of the public.