Video games organizers introduced on Thursday that Tokyo venues for the pandemic-delayed occasion is not going to host spectators because of the metropolis’s coronavirus state of emergency.
The brand new state of emergency for the capital will run from July 12 to August 22 — overlaying the 16 days of the embattled Video games in its entirety.
In an announcement posted on Twitter, Kyrgios wrote: “It’s a decision I didn’t make lightly. It’s been my dream to represent Australia at the Olympics and I know I may never get that opportunity again.
“However I additionally know myself. The considered taking part in in entrance of empty stadiums simply does not sit proper with me. It by no means has.”
There are a total of 42 venues listed on the Tokyo 2020 website. Twenty-five are in Tokyo and the rest are in seven other prefectures.
However, three prefectures near Tokyo — Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama — will not have spectators at Olympic competition venues, according to Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto.
Miyagi, Fukushima, and Shizuoka prefectures have decided that venues can be filled to 50% of capacity with a maximum of 10,000 spectators, added Hashimoto.
‘I need to get my body right’
Kyrgios was originally named in the 11-member Australian Olympics tennis team, consisting of six men and five women, at the end of June.
“I would not need to take the chance away from a wholesome Aussie athlete able to signify the nation,” Krygios added.
“I can even take on a regular basis I have to get my physique proper.”