The Beijing Winter Olympics, which start in less than 200 days, will need spectators to be successful, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday, the day the Tokyo Games kicked off amid empty stands due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"We would like to have the international community there," said Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr., who heads the IOC's coordination commission, overseeing preparations for the Beijing Games.
"We need very successful Games next year in Beijing. We really need that success for the sake of everybody … for keeping that light of hope really bright and open."
I am willing to endure another 250 days of this COVID crap if it bankrupts the IOC and ends the stupid Olympics once and for all.Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will need spectators, IOC says