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No Olympic Fans

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jul 22, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 8:28

There are no paying spectators in the stands at Olympic events underway in Tokyo due to the spread of COVID-19 in Japan. So, chalk that up to yet one more thing making these Summer Olympics unusual for athletes. Will the lack of fans cheering and jeering during competition affect how the games play out? We find out from Catherine Sabiston, a sports psychology researcher at the University of Toronto. (Segment produced by Sam Faulconer) (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)