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Tokyo Olympics organizers are considering allowing fewer than 1,000 VIPs and foreign dignitaries to attend the games' opening ceremony in person, reducing from the already slashed figure of 10,000 and keeping the public out, sources with knowledge of the matter said Thursday.

The organizers of the Olympics, to be held under a coronavirus state of emergency declared for the Japanese capital, have been attempting to cut back the number of people physically attending the ceremony at the National Stadium on July 23, the sources said.

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