A tearful Tokyo Olympic ticket salesman has apologized to fans with tickets after organizers decided on Thursday that even Japanese printers would not be allowed into the races.
|Suzuki Hidenori feels deep pain (Photo: AFP)|
“We have done everything we can to meet the expectations of those who have bought tickets, we are deeply pained” – said Suzuki Hidenori, one of the chief marketing officer of the organizing committee, who briefed Japanese fans on how to redeem their tickets.
The organizers announced the news on Thursday, following consultations with the International Olympic Committee, which was preceded by the Japanese government declaring a state of emergency in the capital from July 12 to August 22 due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Meanwhile, organizers are asking people to stay away from cycling and triathlon races due to the pandemic situation.
176 Hungarian athletes are taking part in the Tokyo Games, which will run until August 8 this year due to the pandemic. The participation of foreign fans has already been banned in the spring.