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Tokyo athletes could face expulsion if they breach Covid-19 rules

The Olympic rings are seen lit outside the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo (Photo by PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images)

Athletes participating in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games could face expulsion if they break the Covid-19 measures aimed at containing the spread of the virus in Japan.

In the third version of the ‘playbook’, which outlines safety measures participants and visitors need to take for the Games to pass safely, organisers warned that athletes who breach the rules could face losing their permit to stay in Japan.

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