Spectators will be prohibited from singing or chanting at the 2020 Olympic Games in an attempt by the IOC to safely stage the event with fans.
The International Olympic Committee have outlined measures that they believe will allow the tournament to take place in a safe environment for athletes and spectators alike.
In addition to not permitting singing or chanting, any visitor to Tokyo will have to provide proof of a recent negative Covid-19 test. However, there is no requirement to have received the vaccine prior to entering the Asian country.
Athletes face coronavirus tests’ every four days at a minimum upon arrival and clapping is being encouraged as a substitution for vocals from the crowd.
The ‘Playbook’ is aimed at every stakeholder involved in July’s games but particularly focuses on athletes, broadcasters and media.
“The health and safety of everyone at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 are our top priority,” said the IOC’s executive director Christophe Dubi.
“We each have our part to play. That’s why these Playbooks have been created – with the rules that will make each and every one of us a sound, safe and active contributor to the Games.
“We know these Olympic Games will be different in a number of ways. For all games participants, there will be some conditions and constraints that will require flexibility and understanding.
“By committing to following the Playbooks we will be stronger together. In return, the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be remembered as a historic moment for humanity, the Olympic Movement and all those contributing to their success.”