Athletes and officials are set to be tested for Covid-19 every four days at the Tokyo Olympics – and fans will not be allowed to cheer or sing.
Olympic chiefs published their guide for international sports federations on Wednesday.
Those taking part will be expected to take a coronavirus test 72 hours prior to departure for Tokyo, and present evidence of that negative test upon arrival.
They will be taken straight from the airport to the camps where they will have 14 days of restricted movement.
They will not be allowed to use public transport unless given permission – and fans will be asked to clap rather than sing or cheer in the Olympic venues.
The new guidelines warn anyone breaking the rules could be kicked out of the Games, and Japan. IOC sports director Christophe Dubi said: "From a technical standpoint, we are very confident for a number of reasons.
"Tokyo is the best-prepared city we have ever seen. Venues were all completed a while ago and the planning was well in place and extremely detailed at the time we had to postpone the Games last year."
But he admitted the Games would be 'very different' for spectators and athletes alike. “For all Games participants, there will be some conditions and constraints that will require flexibility and understanding," he added.
During the Games, officials will be told to stay two metres away from athletes, one metre away from others and wear a face mask at all times.
The guidelines state: “Support athletes by clapping and not singing or chanting.
“Avoid unnecessary forms of physical contact such as hugs, high-fives and handshakes. You will not be required to have received a vaccine in order to participate in the Games.
"All of the rules outlined in this playbook will apply, whether or not you have received the vaccine.”
Though it is not confirmed, it would appear highly unlikely that spectators from other countries will be allowed to attend.
Japan has just extended a Covid-19 state of emergency in its big cities for another month.
But Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has vowed that the Games will go ahead.
New cases of the virus have fallen from about 6,000 a day in January to about 3,000 in recent days.
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