There is widespread acceptance in each country that the Tokyo Olympics will be held in one of the three prefectures in the Tokyo metropolitan area without spectators.

Among them, Saki, a spokesman for the White House in the United States, said at a press conference on the 8th, "The Japanese government has emphasized that people's health is the highest priority in holding and preparing for the convention, and we are also in the process of preparation. We have been in close contact with them. We support the holding of the convention. "

He also said that he was "still considering" whether Mrs. Jill, the first lady, would come to Japan at the time of the tournament, and announced that she would send an advance team to Tokyo this weekend.

France's sports minister, Maracineanu, who will host the Olympics and Paralympics three years later, told Twitter on the 8th, "It's sad that athletes can't meet the spectators. We still have overcome the fight against the virus. I don't trust the Japanese authorities. The important thing is that the Games will be held for athletes who have been preparing for five years. "

Furthermore, in China, where the Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing in February next year, the state media has been reporting one after another, showing high interest.

The state-run Xinhua News Agency said, "The policy for spectators at the Tokyo Olympics has been decided, and spectators will not be allowed to enter at all venues in Saitama, Kanagawa, and Chiba in and around Tokyo. This is far from the Tokyo metropolitan area. It means that most of the competitions are unattended, except for a few competitions such as soccer, which are held in remote areas. "