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Olympic athletes to be allowed to start training without undergoing 14-day quarantine

  • April 25, 2021
  • , Yomiuri
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Sunday’s Yomiuri led with a report saying that it has learned from multiple GOJ sources of new guidelines to be adopted for athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. According to the sources, they will be allowed to begin training without self-quarantining for 14 days under the condition that they and their coaches undergo PCR testing twice within 96 hours of their departure from their home countries as well as upon arrival in Japan. They will also need to undergo daily tests after arrival. Their activities in Japan will be limited to lodging facilities and practice and game sites, and they may lose qualification to participate in the Games if they violate these requirements. The paper said the GOJ, Olympic organizing committee, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, International Olympic Committee, and International Paralympic Committee will discuss the issue at an online meeting to be held on Wednesday or later. Monday’s Sankei ran a similar report.

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