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Olympic Games 2020 to Ban Foreign Spectators

Japanese officials announced that the Games would be closed to foreign spectators amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and a country-wide ban on international visitors (which is expected to be lifted days before the Olympic torch relay). Despite the delay, the 2020 Games (which are retaining that name despite taking place in 2021) will debut four new sports: karate, skateboard, sports climbing, and surfing. Baseball and softball will return for the first time since Beijing 2008.