Nothing to shout about: Olympic fans may face cheering ban due to Covid-19

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As per officials, fans may be asked not to cheer at the Tokyo Olympics to avoid the risk of spreading the coronavirus. The comments follow a gymnastics test event in Tokyo on Sunday where mask-wearing spectators were urged not to shout or cheer.

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Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto said fans arriving in Japan may be spared a mandatory two-week quarantine, saying it would be too hard to enforce.

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However, Muto added that the "practicality and feasibility" of clamping down on cheering needed to be considered.

While sports competitions around the world have resumed after shutting down for the pandemic, most are taking place behind closed doors.

Fans are allowed at sports events in Japan, usually in limited numbers, but they are advised not to shout and cheer.