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Broadcast Centre for Tokyo 2020 and virtual cheering

Broadcast Centre for Tokyo 2020

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Broadcast Centre for Tokyo 2020 – and virtual cheering

The Olympic Games in Japan to be held without spectators due to rising cases of coronavirus.  Olympics Minister Tamayo Marukawa made the announcement following discussions with officials and organisers. A state of emergency in Tokyo is to run throughout the Games.

It comes on the day IOC President, Thomas Bach arrived in Tokyo to ensure a safe and secure Olympic Games.  He is confident the Games will be a success.

Meanwhile, athletes at the Games to be virtually supported in venues by fans from home and around the world. This is done with advanced technology used by Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS). You will love this.  Enjoy the Games and shout and cheer as loud as you can!

Take a look. Video courtesy IOC and produced by ynuk.tv

Tokyo 2020: 23 July – 8 August.  Paralympic Games: 24 August – 5 September.

Will you be watching?  Will you cheer virtually? Have the authorities make the right decision?  Hope the athletes stay safe.  They have to follow very strict rules.  Keeping the distance is essential.  Will it be fun applauding from home?


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