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Beijing Olympics tickets will only be available to 'spectators from selected groups,' organizers say

Added 01-17-22 11:43:02am EST - “Beijing Olympics organizers announced Monday that only "selected" spectators will be permitted at the Winter Games next month due to the coronavirus pandemic.” - Foxnews.com

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Beijing Olympics organizers announced Monday that only "selected" spectators will be permitted at the Winter Games next month due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Beijing had already cracked down on allowing fans from outside the country to go to the Games, something Japan similarly did for the Summer Olympics. Tickets have not yet been offered to the general public.

Police officers wearing face masks to protect against COVID-19 walk past a clock counting down the time until the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The organizing committee said measures were intended to "create a pleasant environment for the holding of the Games."

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