Olympic Athletes to Put On Their Own Medals At The Tokyo Ceremonies!


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Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics will put their medals around their own necks to protect against spreading the coronavirus.

The medals will be presented to the athlete on a tray and then the athlete will take the medal him or herself.

The Olympic committee will make sure that each medal is placed on the tray with disinfected gloves, so that the athlete can be sure that nobody touched them before.

There will also be no handshakes and there will be no hugs during the ceremony.

Also, there will be no fans in the stands at the Olympics in Tokoyo this year and crowd noise recorded from each event at previous Olympics will be fed into the arena as a way to help motivate and support the athletes.

Some athletes will be connected after their event via screens to their families, friends and fan clubs at home, while fans will be able to send video clips of up to six seconds that can be displayed next to the field of play.

The Tokyo Olympics open July 23 in a state of emergency and rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the city.

Jack Kulp and Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air! Listen below...


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