Foreign reporters to be tracked by GPS at Olympics

Afp, Tokyo

9 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Overseas journalists covering the Tokyo Olympics will have their movements tracked by GPS, the Games president said on Tuesday, and could have their passes revoked if they break the rules.

Organisers of the pandemic-postponed 2020 Games, which open in just over six weeks, are trying to reassure a sceptical public that the mega-event can be held safely under strict virus rules.

The about 6,000 reporters visiting Japan for the Olympics must provide a detailed list of areas they will visit for their first two weeks in Japan, such as sports venues and hotels.