Ten thousand people who were volunteering at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo Japan, have decided to bail out.
This as a fourth wave of Covid-19 hits Tokyo.
The Olympic Organizing Committee in Tokyo says the ten-thousand people make up roughly one-eighth of the total number of registered volunteers who were supposed to be supporting staffers at athletic events.
Volunteers typically help facilities and venue operations, as well as assist spectators and athletes.
Chief executive Toshiro Muto says he does not believe the withdrawals will impact the operation of the Games, which were postponed last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo are set to begin on July 23rd and run through August 8th.
he emblems of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are displayed during an unveiling event for the elements that will be used during the victory ceremonies in the games at the Ariake Arena, in Tokyo, Thursday, June 3, 2021. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)
June 3rd 2021