17/06/2021

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Japan Won’t Require Olympic Vaccinations Despite Appeal

Japan’s new Olympic minister Tamayo Marukawa meets the press in Tokyo on Feb. 20, 2021. (Kyodo)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan’s Olympics minister said Wednesday that coronavirus vaccinations would not be a prerequisite for participation at this summer’s Olympics and Paralympics, despite a World Anti-Doping Agency appeal that athletes be inoculated.

“We are putting together a number of comprehensive measures to realize a safe and secure event without needing vaccinations to be a prerequisite,” Tamayo Marukawa, who last week took over as Olympics minister, told a press conference.

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