Tokyo Olympics: Athletes set for strict mask rules, according to updated

By Reuters

Tokyo Olympics: Athletes set for strict mask rules, according to updated

Tokyo Olympics: Athletes set for strict mask rules, according to updated

Britain’s Tiffany Porter celebrates winning a medal at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in March

Athletes taking part in the Tokyo Olympics must wear face masks at all times except when eating, drinking, sleeping, training or competing, according to an updated version of the ‘playbook’ of rules prepared by organisers of the Games.

The playbook also said all people visiting Japan for the Games were required to have a smartphone and to download two apps for health reporting and contact tracing. Athletes will receive a Samsung smartphone, it said.

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