Athletes’ rules guide unveiled at Tokyo Olympics

The 33-page guide warns athletes that they could be excluded from competitions if they break the rules set out in regulators’ relentless efforts to ensure safe games. Organizers said they still plan to distribute about 150,000 condoms free of charge to athletes, but the new rulebook urges them to “reduce contact with others as much as possible.” Tokyo Olympic organizers on Tuesday issued a guide to the rules that athletes must comply with during the 2020-summer 2021 postponed Olympics due to the Coronavirus.

“If you’ve experienced the Olympics before, we know that this experience will be different in many ways… To all participants in the games, there will be some conditions and limitations that require you to be flexible and understanding.” The booklet contains additional details of the Coved-19 tests on athletes, who will be required to take a negative test at a maximum of 72 hours before traveling to Japan and again upon arrival. The unveiling comes after organizers issued a series of brochures for sports officials, media, and carrier channels last week.

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