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Tickets for the Beijing Winter Olympics will only be sold to “selected groups” and not to the general public

Beijing also shields itself against Omicron's advance. As has already happened for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games (held in 2021 precisely due to the pandemic) there will be no public at the Olympic event. The closure is not as strict as the one that took place in the Japanese capital between July 23 and August 8 (only athletes and journalists had access to the pavilions), but the Organizing Committee has announced this Monday that tickets will not be sold. To the general public. Only “selected groups” will be able to access the appointment (which begins on February 4 and ends on February 20).

They will be small groups of people, invited by the organization and that will comply with strict security measures. It is the way, China understands, to guarantee protection and avoid the risk of coronavirus outbreaks.

At first, it was expected that tickets would be sold to spectators residing in the national territory – it was also one of the decisions that was made in Japan in the months before the Games and that changed as the figures of the pandemic changed. -, after the veto was announced to foreign viewers in September. Now it will be the organization that decides what type of public will be able to access the competitions. At the moment, they have not given more details about how it will be done. The measure, as announced today, is justified by the “serious and complex” situation of the pandemic.

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