Foreign reporters to be tracked by GPS at Tokyo Olympics

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A 3D printed Olympics logo is seen in front of displayed “Tokyo 2021” words in this illustration taken March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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

Organizers 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.

And Tokyo 2020 chief Seiko Hashimoto said tracking technology would be used to make sure they only go where they are…

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