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sport news Tokyo Olympics: Nick Kyrgios pulls OUT of the Games after Japan banned fans ...
sport news Tokyo Olympics: Nick Kyrgios pulls OUT of the Games after Japan banned fans ...
Nick Kyrgios pulls OUT of the Tokyo Olympics for Australia after Japan banned fans from stadiums with the outspoken tennis star insisting it 'doesn't sit right with me' to play without spectators

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Nick Kyrgios will not represent Australia at this year's Olympics in Tokyo because he does not want to compete if there are no fans in the stands, he said on Thursday.

Earlier in the day, Olympic organisers said the Games would take place without spectators in host city Tokyo as a resurgent coronavirus forced Japan to declare a state of emergency in the capital that will continue throughout the event which starts on July 23.

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'Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that I've decided to withdraw from the Olympics. It's a decision I didn't make lightly,' the 26-year-old wrote on social media.

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios has announced he won't compete at the Olympics for Australia

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios has announced he won't compete at the Olympics for Australia

No spectators will be allowed at the Tokyo Games amid a state of emergency in Japan

No spectators will be allowed at the Tokyo Games amid a state of emergency in Japan

'It has been my dream to represent Australia at the Olympics and I know I may never get that opportunity again.

'But I also know myself. The thought of playing in front of empty stands just doesn't sit right with me.

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