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IOC allows athletes to remove their masks for 30 seconds on the podium at Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will allow the Tokyo Olympic medallists to take off their masks for up to 30 seconds to be photographed during the medal ceremony.

Athletes will take their masks off on the podium for 30 seconds for photographs only after a special signal from the organizers. However, athletes are still required to maintain appropriate social distancing.