Tokyo Olympics Test Event Cancelled Over Coronavirus: Reports

WHAT?

A Tokyo Olympics water polo test event has been canceled because sports officials cannot enter Japan due to coronavirus restrictions, reports said Tuesday.

HOW?

The event is only the latest victim of virus restrictions, which have forced the cancellation or postponement of a series of Olympic qualifiers and tests. The two-day water polo event was supposed to open on Saturday, but has been scrapped because of Japan's strict travel regulations, which bar virtually all foreign nationals from entering the country, local media reported.

The restrictions mean time-keepers and record-keepers who were due to travel to Japan cannot take part in the event, although Kyodo news agency said it may be rescheduled to a later date.

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