BEIJING (AP) — Organizers of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics expect stadium capacity to be at least 30 percent despite China’s enforcement of strict rules to contain the spread of the COVID virus. -19, the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday.
Tickets for the winter sports extravaganza that will start on February 4 have not been sold to the local population, but are being distributed by the organizers to “specific” groups of people.
They had already said in September that there would be no international spectators at the Games, while those who receive tickets will be required to take strict COVID-19 prevention measures before, during and after attending Olympic events.
“In terms of capacity, we are not there yet, because it has to be adjusted based on each place, but I would say that if we have one person out of three (available places) or two, that would already be a good result,” said the director. IOC Olympics executive Christophe Dubi.
“It could also depend on whether it’s outdoors or indoors. But the good thing is that we are going to have spectators.
The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, which were held last year after a 12-month postponement following the outbreak of the pandemic, had no fans at any of the venues, seriously affecting the atmosphere during the competitions.