Athletes in Tokyo Also Followed with GPS

During the Tokyo Olympics, athletes will also be tracked with GPS as part of the measures against the spread of the coronavirus.


The measure also applies to journalists, director Toshiro Muto of the organizing committee said.

It was explicitly stated that it is not the intention actually to monitor those involved in every movement.

In the unlikely event that an athlete becomes infected, the system makes it easier to trace with whom he has been in contact.

In Japan, there are still major concerns that the Olympic Games will cause an increase in the number of infections. Many people from the country would rather see the event cancelled just like last year.

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