Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony to begin later – BBC News

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The most troubled Olympics in recent history will formally open in a few hours time in Tokyo – as the Japanese capital records its highest number of new daily Covid cases in six months.

More than 11,300 athletes from 207 countries will compete over the next couple of weeks.

With Tokyo in a state of emergency after a Covid spike, the Games have come under huge criticism from the Japanese public, the majority of whom have said they want the Olympics to be cancelled or postponed again.

Safety is paramount for the organisers, and huge precautions are being taken, with no fans, from either Japan or overseas, being permitted inside venues.

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