TODAY, FOLLOWING THE DECISION BY THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN (GOJ) TO ANNOUNCE A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN TOKYO, THE FIVE PARTIES, NAMELY THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC), THE INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE (IPC), THE TOKYO 2020 ORGANISING COMMITTEE, THE TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT (TMG) AND THE GOJ CAME TOGETHER FOR A MEETING.

The Japanese Government has introduced a state of emergency in capital Tokyo for the duration of the Olympics in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 - and it means no spectators will be present at the capital's venues.

Olympics Minister Tamayo Marukawa has confirmed that fans will be banned from all Olympic venues in Japanese capital Tokyo in response to the new coronavirus state of emergency.

TRINIDAD AND Tobago’s Olympic-bound cyclists Nicholas Paul, Kwesi Browne and Teniel Campbell will be joined by their respective foreign-based coaches for the Tokyo Games.

WOMEN’S track and field sprinter Kelly-Ann Baptiste will join legendary swimmer George Bovell III as the most capped TT Olympian, as she is set to make her fifth appearance at the 2020 Tokyo Games, from July 23-August 8.