Deep cuts made to Tokyo Olympics accreditations

Japanese torchbearer Motoko Obayashi, former Olympian volleyball player, runs with the torch during the last stage of the second day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games torch relay at Tsurugajo Castle in the city of Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture on March 26, 2021. (Photo by PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images)

The International Olympic Committee has slashed the number of officials that will attend the Tokyo Olympics following a request by the Games' organisers.

Kyodo News reported that the number of non-athlete officials and other participants at the Games is being halved to 30,000. Those affected are expected to include IOC and International Paralympic Committee officials, national and regional Olympic committee officials, international federation officials, guests of sponsors, and media.

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