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Fake cheers, empty seats: Tokyo gives glimpse of Covid-era Olympics as crisis looms – NEWS.com.au

Fake cheers, empty seats: Tokyo gives glimpse of Covid-era Olympics as crisis looms

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Fake cheers, empty seats and the sound of pounding feet: welcome to the COVID-era Tokyo Olympics, which Japan seems determined to hold at all costs.An athletics test event brought home the reality of hosting an Olympics during the pandemic, with athletes competing in a muted atmosphere and excitement hard to muster.
Foot-strikes echoed around Tokyo’s 68,000-capacity Olympic Stadium during track events, with recorded crowd noises reaching a crescendo as the runners approached the finish.
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