Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the Olympic Games will not be held in front of completely empty stands. At the Games, a maximum of ten thousand supporters are allowed to sit on the stands in a stadium. The organising committee announced this on Monday after consultation with the Japanese government and regional administrators in Tokyo. Fifty percent of the capacity may be used by Japanese spectators, up to the maximum of ten thousand occupied seats. Visits from foreign supporters were already excluded earlier. All spectators must wear a mouth mask and are not allowed to shout, but clapping is allowed. The Japanese can buy tickets on the basis of a lottery. Should the Covid-19 situation in Japan worsen, the number of supporters can still be reduced.