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Up to 80% of news media covering Olympics will be vaccinated, say organisers

OLYMPICS By Reuters | June 15th 2021
Australian Olympic swimmer Cate Campbell receives the Pfizer coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the Queensland Academy of Sport in Brisbane, Australia, May 10, 2021.  via REUTERS

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) expects 70%-80% of the news media covering the Olympics in Tokyo this summer to be vaccinated, organisers said in statement at the launch of the updated coronavirus guidelines for the Games on Tuesday.

The organisers also said every sports delegation arriving in Japan will have a COVID liaison officer coordinating with the organisers on the implementation of the measures to stop the spread of the virus at the event due to start on July 23.

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