The AHF Tokyo Roundup brings you the latest in developments regarding the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games!

In a very positive development, Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshirō Mutō has hinted the Japanese Government may relax entry restrictions to allow athletes to train during a 14-day quarantine period prior to next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Mutō has stated that it was important to consider the uniqueness of the athletes and their activities, in a meeting to consider measures to safeguard against COVID-19.

According to plans, foreign athletes would be tested for COVID-19 before the leave and upon arrival to Japan.

In other related news, new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga spoke to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach by phone today. The topic of discussion was on how to make the Games successful.

Thomas Bach is expected to attend an online Coordination Commission tomorrow between the IOC, Tokyo city, Government officials and members of the Organising Committee discuss on how best to carry out the event against the backdrop of the pandemic.

In a report by Japanese news agency Kyodo News, Government sources claim Japan is planning to ease travel restrictions for foreign travellers from next month.


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