• Kyodo


Spectators might be allowed to bring their own bottled drinks into venues for the 2020 Olympics, marking a major departure from past security procedures, organizers hinted Thursday.

The step is among a raft of countermeasures proposed by the organizing committee to protect visitors, volunteers and athletes from the extreme heat and humidity of Tokyo’s sweltering summers.

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