However, Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto alerted that the opening and closing ceremonies could be shorter and that the games could be held to a limited audience. This will be so because the organizers wanted to avoid the possibility of having no spectators at all.
The Tokyo Olympics were postponed in March due to coronavirus concerns. The games will start exactly a year after the 2020 games were initially set to start.
Over 11,000 athletes from around 200 countries were scheduled to take part.