Tokyo Olympics: Media coverage of games will be closely monitored

Media covering the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be closely monitored to ensure they do not leave pre-registered areas such as hotels and sports venues, Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday.

Dimitri Isler of Switzerland trains for the men’s aerials during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. REUTERS/Mike Blake

She spoke of clarifying COVID-19 countermeasures relating to media covering the Games in opening remarks ahead of a Tokyo 2020 executive board meeting.

With Japan still struggling to contain a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the Summer Games had seen opposition from the public over concerns that the sporting event could lead to more infections and overload medical facilities.