Saturday December 9, 2023

Tokyo Olympics Reveal Safety Rules

  • The 32-page 'playbook' is billed as a 'starting point' for international federations.
  • The move comes after weeks of speculation regarding potential counter-virus measures.
Downtown Tokyo
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Linkedin
Copy Link
Link Copied
Link Copied

A day after reiterating that the Tokyo Olympics would go on despite the pandemic, organizers released the first of a series of health and safety “playbooks” for attendees.

The 32-page playbook is billed as a “starting point” for international federations. Specific playbooks for athletes, media and broadcasters will be published throughout the next week.

Among the rules outlined in the first playbook:

  • Athletes and staff must provide a negative test within 72 hours before leaving for the events, and could be tested upon arrival or throughout the games.
  • If a federation staff member experiences symptoms within 14 of traveling to Japan, they cannot go. 
  • Temperature checks may be required when entering a venue. 
  • Support athletes by clapping, rather than vocal shows of support. 

The new guidelines clarified that vaccination will not be a requirement, but said that “the IOC calls for Olympic and Paralympic teams to be vaccinated” to set a strong example for their communities. 

Organizers also said that the more than 10,000 athletes expected to attend would be exempt from Japan’s mandatory 14-day quarantine period for international travelers.

Spectators would be exempt too, but it’s not yet clear if they’ll be allowed.

Linkedin
Copy Link
Link Copied
Link Copied

What to Read

Indigenous Lacrosse Team at Olympics? White House Backing Push for Solo Squad

Bid to include Haudenosaunee in upcoming competition garners widespread support.
Tokyo-Olympics

Two Years After Tokyo’s $13B Olympics: Criminal Charges

Trial begins in bid-rigging scandal further marring already troubled Games.
Kieran Woolley checks on a camera man after colliding in the men's skateboarding park prelims during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games at Ariake Urban Sports Park.

IOC to Explore Packaging Media Rights for Olympic Qualifiers

BMX freestyle, breaking, skateboarding, and sport climbing will feature first.
A general view of the Olympic Rings in Odaiba before the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

Olympics Officially Adds New Sports For Los Angeles 2028

Flag football and squash will be making their Olympic debuts.
podcast thumbnail mobile
Front Office Sports Today

Golf World in Chaos After Jon Rahm Joins LIV

0:00
0:00

Featured Today

The College Football Playoff is considering rotating TV networks for the national championship game.

CFP Considers Super Bowl-Like Rotation For National Championship Game

Multiple networks could share rights to the championship game, sources told FOS.
Brett Favre
November 27, 2023

Favre Welfare Case Hold-Up? “AG’s Office Has Not Expressed Interest In Pursuing”

The DOJ interviewed Brett Favre in early 2020.
The future of the Pac-12 rests on a court decision.
November 24, 2023

The Pac-12 Plays Its Final Regular-Season Game. Then A Court Decides Its Fate.

The conference’s future rests with a court decision.
Lane Kiffin
November 9, 2023

Ole Miss, Lane Kiffin Lawyers Argue for Dismissal of Player Lawsuit

FOS obtained audio of Lane Kiffin’s interaction with the player behind lawsuit.

Careers

Powered By

Careers in Sports

Looking for a new job? Check out these featured listings and search for openings all over the world.
FanDuel
Multiple Locations
Adidas
Multiple Locations
Creative Artists Agency
Multiple Locations
Sweden knocks out the US and TV ratings.

U.S. and Mexico’s WWC Goal: $3B Revenue, Attendance Records

Joint bid for FIFA event seeks dramatic new milestone in women’s sports.
Olympic rings in front of mountains in the background
November 29, 2023

IOC’s Winter Olympics Favorites: France 2030, Salt Lake City 2034

Preferred bidders have been selected for 2030 and 2034.
Oct 22, 2022; Paris, FRANCE; General view the Eiffel Tower and the Seine river, as seen from Pont Alexandre III in advance of the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic Games. The bridge will serve as the site for triathlon, open water swim and road cycling.
December 4, 2023

Olympic Hosts Paris and Brisbane Grapple With Security Concerns, Soaring Costs

Fatal stabbing near Eiffel Tower raises new concerns about Paris 2024.
Sponsored

NHL’s Chris Foster on Amplifying Content Distribution With Automation

Learn how the NHL is using WSC Sports to increase fan engagement.
November 27, 2023

Two U.S. World Cups in Two Years?

The United States is hoping to host the 2027 Women’s World Cup.
November 21, 2023

Cricket Continues To Surge In Popularity

Tournament posts record-level attendance, streaming totals.
Oct 22, 2022; Paris, FRANCE; General view the Eiffel Tower and the Seine river, as seen from Pont Alexandre III in advance of the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic Games. The bridge will serve as the site for triathlon, open water swim and road cycling.
November 20, 2023

Paris Olympics Problems Continue With Price-Gouging Claims

Average room prices expected to more than triple for upcoming Games.
Saudi player wins ball from Argentinian player in World Cup match-up
November 17, 2023

$1B Saudi Arabian-FIFA Deal Expected To Follow 2034 World Cup Bid

Saudi oil company Aramco is reportedly close to a deal with FIFA.