Japanese Emperor Naruhito declares Tokyo Summer Olympic Games open

Tokyo, Jul 23 (Bureau) Japanese Emperor Naruhito has declared the XXXII Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo open. The Olympic Games in Tokyo will be held from July 23 to August 8. Due to the threat of the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, the Olympics will be held without fans from abroad, as well as without Japanese spectators at all competitions in Tokyo, in the prefectures of Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Fukushima and Hokkaido. Spectators will be admitted to stadiums in Miyagi, Ibaraki and Shizuoka prefectures, but with severe restrictions. In total, 724 or 96% of the events will be held without fans and only 26 with spectators.