BEIJING: Organisers of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are hoping for stadium capacities of at the least 30 per cent regardless of China’s enforcement of tight rules to include the unfold of the COVID-19 virus, the International Olympic Committee stated on Tuesday.
Tickets for the winter sports activities extravaganza beginning on Feb 4 have not been bought to the native inhabitants however as a substitute organisers are distributing them to “targeted” teams of individuals.
They had already stated in September there can be no worldwide spectators on the Games whereas these receiving tickets will likely be required to undertake strict COVID-19 prevention measures earlier than, throughout and after attending Olympic occasions.
“In terms of capacity we are not there yet, because it has to be fine-tuned at a venue-by-venue basis, but I’d say if we have one person out of three (available spots) or out of two, that would already be a good result,” the IOC’s Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi stated.
“It could also depend on whether it is outdoors or indoors. But the great thing is that we are going to have spectators.”
The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, held final yr following a 12-month postponement after the pandemic outbreak, had no followers in any venues, severely affecting the environment throughout the competitions.