The Japanese government is considering lifting the two-week quarantine for foreign spectators of the Olympics and Paralympics in 2021, Kyodo reported.

According to the source, fans may be allowed to use public transport upon arrival in Japan, but they are required to take a coronavirus test before leaving their home country and upon arrival in Japan. At the same time, Japan has not yet decided whether to accept foreign viewers or not.

The Tokyo Olympics were supposed to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition has been postponed for a year and should now take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

Earlier it was reported that the Japanese government will oblige the Olympiad participants to pass a coronavirus test upon arrival in Japan, as well as before leaving the country at the end of the Games. If athletes arriving from abroad have a certificate of a negative coronavirus test, they will be allowed not to undergo a two-week quarantine.

NHL does not think 2020/21 season should necessarily be completed before Tokyo Olympics

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said the league does not consider the Tokyo Summer Olympics a mandatory deadline for the 2020/21 season, ESPN reported.

The games, postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, are due to start on July 23 next year. The NHL plans to start the season on January 1 and host a regular season of at least 48 matches.

Note that the NHL has a television contract with the NBC channel, which traditionally hosts Olympic broadcasts.

The Japanese Prime Minister assured that the 2021 Olympics will take place

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that the country intends to definitely host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in the summer of 2021. According to him, it will become a symbol of the victory of humanity over the coronavirus, reports AP.

The Tokyo Olympics were supposed to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition has been postponed for a year and should now take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

Earlier it was reported that the Japanese government will oblige the Olympiad participants to pass a coronavirus test upon arrival in Japan, as well as before leaving the country at the end of the Games. If athletes arriving from abroad have a certificate of a negative coronavirus test, they will be allowed not to undergo a two-week quarantine.