The curbs at the Australian Institute of Sports
(AIS) campus in Canberra start from Wednesday, chief executive
Peter Conde said.
"We don’t underestimate the value of the AIS campus to the
community, particularly Canberra’s community, and we have every
intention of resuming business as usual when we see it
appropriate," Conde said in a statement on Tuesday.
"However, with preparations continuing for the Tokyo Olympics
and Paralympics later this year, we are doing everything we can
to support Australia’s athletes, coaches and sports to minimize
any disruption to their training.
"Our Australian athletes have been training much of their lives
for this opportunity to represent their country and we thank the
community for their understanding in these uncertain times."
Australia's major sports have banned fans from stadiums in the
wake of a government advisory discouraging gatherings of 500 or
more people on Monday.
Organizers have said the Tokyo Games will go ahead as planned
from July 24 but the event has been thrown into doubt by the
outbreak of the coronavirus, which has infected more than
160,000 and killed over 7,000 people worldwide.
(Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Peter Rutherford)
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