Tickets for Winter Olympics won't be sold to general public

Monday’s announcement confirmed expectations that the upcoming Winter Games would have few onlookers at the venues.

BEIJING, China — Only “selected” spectators will be permitted at next month’s Beijing Olympics because of the coronaviruspandemic, organizers said Monday.

Beijing had already announced that no fans from outside the country would be permitted at the events, and had not offered tickets to the general public.

Monday’s announcement posted on the organizing committee’s website confirmed expectations that the Winter Games would have few onlookers at the venues, under even more strict conditions than imposed during last year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

China has largely avoided

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