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this is bbc news — i'm lucy hocking in tokyo on the closing day of the olympics. i'm mariko outside the stadium. we will be looking back at what the games have meant forjapan. team gb cyclist jason kenny successfully defends his keirin title to become the first briton to win seven olympic gold medals. lauren price wins the women's middleweight final becoming the us women's basketball team win its seventh consecutive gold medal with a 90—75 victory over home teamjapan. in other news: reports from northern afghanistan say there's heavy fighting in the city of kunduz,
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where government forces are trying to push back taliban militants. thousands flee their homes in greece as forest fires burn out of control — the country faces its most intense heatwave in more than 30 years. an emotional lionel messi as he confirms he's leaving fc barcelona. a warm welcome to tokyo where the olympics has entered its closing day. the closing ceremony has just started. it's been such a memorable games inside and outside of the
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arena, all set with the backdrop of the pandemic. in a moment, we will hear reflections on what these games have meant forjapan. first, let's bring you up—to—date with the biggest sporting action of the day. and there's been plenty of action so far with a good final haul for team gb that started with a gold medalforjason kenny in the men's kieren cycling event in the velodrome. that now makes kenny britain's most successful male athlete with a total of seven olympic gold medals under his belt, a total of nine olympic medals in all. in the boxing ring a gold for lauren price in the women's boxing middleweight final. she beat china's li qian in a 5—0 points victory. price is an amazing athlete who has played international football for wales and is a former kick—boxing champion. also in the boxing ring, irish boxer kellie harrington won gold after defeating brazil's beatriz ferreira in the women's 60kg lightweight final. that win sparking celebrations in her home town in dublin. and the usa continue their dominance in the basketball, winning gold
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in the women's final. they defeated japan to take their seventh consecutive olympic basketball gold medal. and in the men's marathon kenya's eliud kipchoge successfully defends his olympic title. kipchoge is only the third person to win successive olympic marathons and is now widely regarded as the greatest marathon runner of all time. an incredible achievement and an amazing way to celebrate this final day here at the olympics. let's speak to our reporter mariko oi who is outside the tokyo olympic stadium. she has been covering the olympics for years now. firstly, the closing
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ceremony is under way. what can we expect over the next few hours? we “ust expect over the next few hours? - just miss the fireworks that went just miss the fireworks that went just behind me. we don't know too much about what the closing ceremony will involve. i was talking to my cameraman earlier today about what we can expect. back in rio, 2016, the then prime minister shinzo abe dressed up as mario, remember that? one thing i know is that on the 6th of august, the ioc came under quite a lot of criticism for not listening to the request of hiroshima mayor to hold a minute's silence to mark the bombing of hiroshima. the ioc said they then would make mention of hiroshima and nagasaki during the closing ceremony, so that is one thing we can probably expect. flan thing we can probably expect. can ou cive thing we can probably expect. can you give us _ thing we can probably expect. can you give us a sense of how
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conflicted japanese people are about these olympics? i have spoken to so many who are so proud and thrilled of the athletes, japan sitting third on the medals table, an incredible achievement. of course the pandemic has been ongoing, infection rates rising every day. how are japanese people feeling about the last few weeks? we people feeling about the last few weeks? ~ . , . ~ people feeling about the last few weeks? ~ . , ., ~ ., weeks? we have been talking about the schizophrenic _ weeks? we have been talking about the schizophrenic reaction _ weeks? we have been talking about the schizophrenic reaction among i weeks? we have been talking about. the schizophrenic reaction among the japanese public. definitely a lot of excitement about how well team japan has done. of course include up to the game is an overwhelming majority of the japanese public wanted the game is to be cancelled or at least postponed again. i note his pet is personally about a month before the game started people started to reluctantly accept the games were go ahead regardless of how they felt about it. then we saw that gold rush forjapanese athletes, especially in judo. people on the streets would
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say there were a bit against the olympics but it is really inspiring to see the medals won by the japanese athletes. then in the last week or so we are seeing a surge in covid—19 cases, notjust in tokyo but in the surrounding prefectures. there are still a lot of concern about that. when it comes to the legacy of these tokyo olympics it really depends on how the pandemic pans out in the next few weeks or so. pans out in the next few weeks or so, �* ., pans out in the next few weeks or so. ~ . , , pans out in the next few weeks or so. y, , pans out in the next few weeks or so. marika, why is the olympics are bein: so. marika, why is the olympics are being blamed _ so. marika, why is the olympics are being blamed for _ so. marika, why is the olympics are being blamed for the _ so. marika, why is the olympics are being blamed for the surge - so. marika, why is the olympics are being blamed for the surge of - being blamed for the surge of infections? relatively, there have been a few cases in at the olympics village people connected to the games? village people connected to the names? ., �* ~' village people connected to the names? ., �* ~ ., , games? indeed. i don't think anybody here blames — games? indeed. i don't think anybody here blames foreign _ games? indeed. i don't think anybody here blames foreign athletes - games? indeed. i don't think anybody here blames foreign athletes or- here blames foreign athletes or officials for spreading the virus, but i think the very fact the games took place in the city was just sending the wrong message, if you like. the first eight of emergency
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last april, people actually obliged even though it wasn't a strict lockdown with penalties. a lot of businesses started to feel the impact of those measures, the restrictions. some of the bars and restaurant i notice they'd open after apn, restaurant i notice they'd open afterapn, kept restaurant i notice they'd open after apn, kept serving alcohol and so on. they would argue that the government money promised to way too long to receive and they had no other choice to stay afloat. of course japan has other choice to stay afloat. of coursejapan has a other choice to stay afloat. of course japan has a long weekend this weekend, people are conflicted whether or not whether to go out, go back to their parents home. a lot of people are now saying they have stayed at home enough, therefore they are going to choose the go out. there have been a lot of conflicting emotions amongst the japanese public. 3 emotions amongst the japanese ublic. �* ., ., . ., , ., public. a lot of re'ections have been ut public. a lot of re'ections have been put on _ public. a lot of re'ections have been put on the _ public. a lot of rejections have
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been put on the media - public. a lot of rejections have been put on the media in - public. a lot of rejections have l been put on the media in terms public. a lot of rejections have - been put on the media in terms of movements, but everywhere i have been there had been so many enthusiastic, helpful, kind friendly volunteers. —— restrictions. we have to pay tribute because they had been incredible. also, everything is very well organised. to the outside world that has gone very smoothly, the values have been impeccable, everything is very well run. is that something the japanese are very proud of or is thatjust an expectation here injapan that it would be like that? it is interesting _ would be like that? it is interesting i _ would be like that? it is interesting i hear - would be like that? it is interesting i hear you i would be like that? it is. interesting i hear you say would be like that? it 3 interesting i hear you say that, because i think to us japanese we would not expect anything less. we held the rugby world cup, that went very smoothly as well. organisational skills are something we are known for. also, i have no e—mail in my inbox, i have all the folder organisational skills, that something you can count on. when it comes to the japanese public, it's been interesting. of course the
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games went relatively smoothly, some people are concerned about the surge in covid cases. others are also criticising, for example, the foodways. the organising committee apparently listed quite a lot of food despite that decision not to have any spectators. —— wasted quite a lot for it. there has been a bit of negative news coverage on that aspect. of negative news coverage on that asect. a , of negative news coverage on that asect. , , .,, of negative news coverage on that asect. , , ., , aspect. many people have said these have been the _ aspect. many people have said these have been the inclusion _ aspect. many people have said these have been the inclusion games, - aspect. many people have said these l have been the inclusion games, there has been equal representation in terms of men and women, lgbtq+ athletes have talked about their rights. we have also set mental health has been very high on the agenda after simon biles. is that something that is being discussed around these olympics in local media? in around these olympics in local media? . ~ media? in a way, i think the olympics — media? in a way, i think the olympics highlighted - media? in a way, i think the olympics highlighted those | media? in a way, i think the - olympics highlighted those issues. they are not the topics we usually talk about in day—to—day conversations, but i think the fact that the olympics really highlighted
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thoseissues that the olympics really highlighted those issues you mentioned, like mental health, i think it has almost force the community to talk about it. personally as a mother of three biracial children, it was really nice to see an only osako representing the country in at the opening ceremony. whether or not that would to lead to fundamental changes in the society remains to be seen. —— naomi osaka. it was really interesting to see japan showing off we have a female tokyo governor, female president of the governing committee. japan was definitely trying to put on at that show of gender equality as well as diversity. gender equality as well as diversity-— gender equality as well as diversi . ~ ., ., ., diversity. who are at their new stars here _ diversity. who are at their new stars here in — diversity. who are at their new stars here in japan _ diversity. who are at their new stars here in japan then? - stars here injapan then? straightaway, i think of the skateboarders. how incredible it was to see that podium with a 19—year—old, a 13—year—old and a 12—year—old, all those young women
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representing japan and great britain doing so incredibly well that day. have those girls just rocketed to stardom? have those girls 'ust rocketed to stardom? , ., , ,., , have those girls 'ust rocketed to stardom? , ., , _, , 4, stardom? yes, absolutely. ithinki can tell you — stardom? yes, absolutely. ithinki can tell you that _ stardom? yes, absolutely. ithinki can tell you that i _ stardom? yes, absolutely. ithinki can tell you that i had _ stardom? yes, absolutely. ithinki can tell you that i had managed - stardom? yes, absolutely. ithinki can tell you that i had managed to | can tell you that i had managed to make an appointment to speak to one of them, i'm not going to say who yet. she is going to teach me how to skateboard. that's going to be a real disaster. one of our colleagues promised our reviewers when they won, so that's going to be coming up on the bbc. i won, so that's going to be coming up on the bbc-— on the bbc. i really can't wait for that, i will— on the bbc. i really can't wait for that, i will be — on the bbc. i really can't wait for that, i will be glued _ on the bbc. i really can't wait for that, i will be glued to _ on the bbc. i really can't wait for that, i will be glued to my - that, i will be glued to my television watching you learn how to skateboard. what about the legacy of the games? some of these venues, like the skateboarding park, well built especially for the games. will they remain? but we now see some of these venues use like we have been in cities like london? that these venues use like we have been in cities like london?— in cities like london? that has been a campaign — in cities like london? that has been a campaign to _ in cities like london? that has been a campaign to keep _ in cities like london? that has been a campaign to keep that _ a campaign to keep that skateboarding park because of all the medals that those girls and boys managed to win the forere team
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japan. we will see about that. as for other venues, we still don't know all the details, but i think it's fair to say that the japanese public is very mindful of how much money the government has spent. the official figure money the government has spent. the officialfigure is money the government has spent. the official figure is $15 billion, money the government has spent. the officialfigure is $15 billion, but a lot of experts say the government has been up to $25 billion. with no overseas visitors and spectators, the japanese government are likely to see any financial benefit. so how thatis to see any financial benefit. so how that is going to affect the economy. also the state of emergency affecting a lot of businesses and the tourism sector, so that's something i will personally be very keen to watch out as well. absolutely. how it will affect politics is another aspect. how will this government fair? but elections coming up, do you think the prime minister will survive? that coming up, do you think the prime minister will survive?— minister will survive? that is a big ruestion. minister will survive? that is a big question- i — minister will survive? that is a big question. ithink— minister will survive? that is a big question. i think prime _ minister will survive? that is a big question. i think prime minister. question. i think prime minister sugar went ahead with the games despite the strong public
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opposition, hoping that the gold medal rush that we saw could possibly boost its popularity. we have not seen that. if anything, he has been criticised for the lack of communication when it came to the surge in covid—19 cases. i remember vividly we kept seeing the record numbers and he kept tweeting about all the gold medals won by japanese athletes. he did not tweet for a long time about the surge in covid—19 cases. also the speech he made in her shima. all of that has been criticised. —— maidenhead even some members of his party saying he is not speaking from the heart, just making speeches written by others, which is why he is making all these mistakes.— all these mistakes. whether or not he can remain _ all these mistakes. whether or not he can remain leader— all these mistakes. whether or not he can remain leader of— all these mistakes. whether or not he can remain leader of the - all these mistakes. whether or not he can remain leader of the ruling | he can remain leader of the ruling party before the election that must be held before the end of october, that remains to be seen. in terms of
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popularity, he has not recovered at all. ., ., ., popularity, he has not recovered at all. . ., ., , ., popularity, he has not recovered at all. ., ., ., , ., ., all. final thought from you. in a few weeks. _ all. final thought from you. in a few weeks. you _ all. final thought from you. in a few weeks, you will _ all. final thought from you. in a few weeks, you will be - all. final thought from you. in a few weeks, you will be heading | all. final thought from you. in a - few weeks, you will be heading back to singapore, but what an incredible journey you have had coming that come to a report on these olympics. you have been our voice yet throughout this whole period, reflecting on what the japanese people think. i have actually so many tough questions, expecting to have answers for every japanese person, which is very difficult. how has it been for you? what is the main memory orfeeling has it been for you? what is the main memory or feeling you will be taking back to singapore with you? i think i have been on at the same kind ofjourney with the think i have been on at the same kind of journey with the japanese public. as you know, i made this my career goal eight years ago when it was an tokyo would host the 2020 summer games. iwas was an tokyo would host the 2020 summer games. i was working towards that goalfor a long summer games. i was working towards that goal for a long time. summer games. i was working towards that goalfor a long time. when it got really controversial of the public opposition and all the scandal surrounding the opening ceremony, ifelt really
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scandal surrounding the opening ceremony, i felt really conflicted. i can really understand why some of my own friends, my family members felt against the games going ahead. in the meantime, i also felt for the athletes because they have been training and not knowing where the games would go ahead. japanese athletes in particular have been under enormous pressure from the japanese public, some have received messages on social media asking them to boycott the olympics. it has been really interesting to watch them in their post—match interviews. not all of them won a medal obviously, some of them won a medal obviously, some of them won a medal obviously, some of them are very disappointed with their own performance, but some of their own performance, but some of the answers really reflected that strong public opposition. we thank the staff, the volunteers, and also almost the japanese public for letting them live at this olympic dream. ifelt letting them live at this olympic dream. i felt that was very japanese. it was nice to see them perform so incredibly well after all the stress and pressure they felt over the last few years. it’s
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the stress and pressure they felt over the last few years. it's been wonderful _ over the last few years. it's been wonderful to _ over the last few years. it's been wonderful to have _ over the last few years. it's been wonderful to have you _ over the last few years. it's been wonderful to have you with - over the last few years. it's been wonderful to have you with us, i over the last few years. it's been - wonderful to have you with us, thank you so much for all your insights marika oi, my colleague outside of the olympic stadium. i have also interviewed a few athletes, they have all been glib and tolerant at having the chance to compete after all that training. many athletes have been thrilled to be here doing what they love. let's have a look at the final medals table. and the united states has finished on top with china in second place. the host nationjapan with a record hoard in third. and after a good day for team gb with those medals in the cycling and the boxing they finish in fourth. the closing ceremony is still under way and we will continue to bring the updates he had in tokyo. of course, we have the paralympic games, many people looking forward to that taking place in a few weeks' time. for now, back to you in
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london. the sea for us in tokyo. with temperatures in the high 40s advancing wildfires on the greek island of evia have forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents. thousands of locals and tourists have also been evacuated from athens' northern suburbs, and others have had to abandon their homes elsewhere. the greek army has been deployed to help fight the blazes, and several countries including britain and germany have sent emergency aid teams to help. helena wilkinson has the latest. we will bring you that report a little later. right now i would like to speak to tony brown, the commander heading out to greece as part of the uk contingent. just explain to us what your mission is, what your plan is when you get there. , , ., , what your plan is when you get there. ,, ., , ., what your plan is when you get there. , .,, there. our mission is to assist the greek authorities _ there. our mission is to assist the greek authorities and _ there. our mission is to assist the greek authorities and the - there. our mission is to assist the greek authorities and the civil- greek authorities and the civil protection to supplement their firefighting efforts. we have a
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number of experts within the team who are wildfire experts, who are european and world train. we have a team of 21 firefighters to assist, all professional full—time firefighters. all professional full-time firefighters.— all professional full-time firefighters. all professional full-time firefiuhters. ., . ., ., firefighters. you are at the airport now, firefighters. you are at the airport now. you're _ firefighters. you are at the airport now, you're heading _ firefighters. you are at the airport now, you're heading out - firefighters. you are at the airport now, you're heading out there - now, you're heading out there shortly. have you ever travelled to deal with a situation like this before in another country? i’m deal with a situation like this before in another country? i'm part ofthe before in another country? i'm part of the response _ before in another country? i'm part of the response for _ before in another country? i'm part of the response for merseyside - before in another country? i'm partj of the response for merseyside and the uk under the international search and rescue. i have personally travelled to a number of locations around the globe to assist during disasters. not wildfires before, but collapse buildings and such. imilieu collapse buildings and such. when ou see collapse buildings and such. when you see the _ collapse buildings and such. when you see the images, _ collapse buildings and such. when you see the images, have - collapse buildings and such. when you see the images, have you - collapse buildings and such. when you see the images, have you thought any fire is on that scale? have you seen anything like that before? idat seen anything like that before? not in the uk,
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seen anything like that before? iirrt in the uk, no. ourwildfire experts in the uk, no. our wildfire experts within the team have been deployed throughout europe have seen these kind of fires before and they are expert at dealing with the tactics and the strategy. our thoughts go out to the greek people and the civil protection under the firefighters out there, who are battling really hard. we are there to supplement them when we arrive. this may seem like a naive question, but in that noisy and confusing environment, what you do about communication with local teams on the ground in terms of language and so on? ~ ., the ground in terms of language and so on? ~ . ., ., ., ., so on? what we are going to do tomorrow _ so on? what we are going to do tomorrow and _ so on? what we are going to do tomorrow and this _ so on? what we are going to do tomorrow and this evening - so on? what we are going to do tomorrow and this evening is i so on? what we are going to do tomorrow and this evening is fit into the tactics, that is myjob to understand how we are going to fit into their plan. whether that plan from our point of view is considered unsafe for our firefighters. we will be working that out and we will look
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will be working the language and communication out. most of us, especially the management team, are trained in the civil protection for european disasters and we understand how we communicate. the civil protection teams will have english speakers in there. it will be take very good standard, so we can communicate and we can understand what their plans are. tow; communicate and we can understand what their plans are.— what their plans are. tony brown, thank ou what their plans are. tony brown, thank you very — what their plans are. tony brown, thank you very much _ what their plans are. tony brown, thank you very much indeed - what their plans are. tony brown, thank you very much indeed for i thank you very much indeed for speaking with us. we wish you and your team all the best as you head up your team all the best as you head up to greece. reports from northern afghanistan say there's heavy fighting in the city of kunduz, where government forces are trying to push back taliban militants. a taliban spokesman said their fighters had already captured some districts and were inching towards the centre of the city. on saturday, us central command said it had intensified air strikes in support of the afghan government. earlier, the taliban said they had taken control of sheberghaan — the second provincial capital to have fallen in two days.
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lay down se four reynaud messi has made a tearful farewell to barcelona, the club hejoined made a tearful farewell to barcelona, the club he joined at the age of 13. —— we know messy. he has helped them when 3a trophies. barcelona said it was letting him go because i could not afford to pay his wages. the 34—year—old said he did not know what he was going to do next, but acknowledge a move to psg was a possibility. he also acknowledges deep affection for the club where he has spent so much of his life. translation: n, , his life. translation: , , ., his life. translation: y , ., , translation: many beautiful things ha - en translation: many beautiful things ha en to translation: many beautiful things happen to me — translation: many beautiful things happen to me here, _ translation: many beautiful things happen to me here, bad _ translation: many beautiful things happen to me here, bad too, - translation: many beautiful things happen to me here, bad too, but - translation: many beautiful things happen to me here, bad too, but all| happen to me here, bad too, but all this help me to grow, improve and made me the person i am today. we have had very good moments, bad ones
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too, but the affection of the people has been constant, i always felt it, the recognition, the love. ifelt it towards them too and at the club and it will do all my life i hope. lionel messi there. let's return to tokyo and join my colleague marika oi, who isjust outside tokyo and join my colleague marika oi, who is just outside the stadium where the closing ceremony is happening right now.- where the closing ceremony is happening right now. thank you, then. the closing _ happening right now. thank you, then. the closing ceremony - happening right now. thank you, - then. the closing ceremony happening just behind me, no spectators aloud. we can't exactly find out what is happening from here but we are expecting the ioc to mark the atomic bombing of hiroshima and nagasaki. the ioc came under quite a lot of criticism here injapan for not marking the event at 815 local time on august 6, a few days ago.
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nagasaki was bombed on august 9. the ioc said they will make messing of that during the closing ceremony. it has been an incredible few weeks and the japan. in the controversy leading up to the games we had an overwhelming majority of the japanese public opposing the games, wanting them to be either cancelled or postponed. went to the game started, we sought the opinion shift slightly because of all the gold rush and all the medals team japan has one. japan has done incredibly well, it has managed to when a 58 medals in total, including 27 golds, thatis medals in total, including 27 golds, that is the best performance ever lt—team japan. that has shifted the opinion slightly, but of course we are now continue to see the surge in covid—19 cases and a lot of concerns about how hospitals are getting overwhelmed. the government is now asking covid—19 patients with mild
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symptoms to stay at home instead of putting extra pressure on the hospitals. that is not going down too well because when you say mild symptoms, they could obviously be having breathing difficulties and so on as well. also, a lot of excitement about the paralympics, which is going to start in a few weeks. of course we are going to see a lot of staff and volunteers continuing to work there, and at the venue is being used as well. we will have all the latest coverage on that as well. meanwhile, the japanese government, i think it is fair to say that they are probably pleased that the olympic games have at least gone quite smoothly. the president of the organising committee said it went really well. the ioc has also been saying that the games have exceeded their expectations. i have to say when mr thomas bach, the boss of the ioc, when he was asked about
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the cost, he said at the ioc did this to give an opportunity to tokyo and japan. that did not go down too well, the ioc hasn't been very popular here injapan. it has been a lot of schizophrenic reaction among the japanese public, but still a lot of excitement about the japanese athletes. lucy and i were talking earlier about those young skateboarders, but also duty making a big comeback. we saw so many medals, including a brother and sister team winning gold medals. we also had wrestling doing really well. also, swimming, double gold medals for the first time for one of ourjapanese swimmers. a lot of athletic achievements here injapan, despite all the controversies. to athletes. many of them told me that they were conflicted about the
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public opposition, but they have really achieved something amazing. they have been tweeting to thank all the staff and volunteers on social media, with a specific hashtag which is very japanese. thank you for joining us on the bbc.- is very japanese. thank you for joining us on the bbc. marika oi, outside at the _ joining us on the bbc. marika oi, outside at the olympic _ joining us on the bbc. marika oi, outside at the olympic stadium l joining us on the bbc. marika oi, - outside at the olympic stadium there in tokyo. people fully vaccinated against coronavirus can now visit france without quarantining on their return to the uk. it's one of several changes to the government's travel list that have come into effect this morning. seven countries, including germany, have been added to the green list — but mexico is now on the red list, meaning a mandatory ten—day stay in a hotel for visitors coming back to britain. let's go live to our business corresponded, katie austin. brute let's go live to our business corresponded, katie austin. we have had one train —
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corresponded, katie austin. we have had one train arrive _ corresponded, katie austin. we have had one train arrive into _ corresponded, katie austin. we have had one train arrive into st _ corresponded, katie austin. we have had one train arrive into st pancras i had one train arrive into st pancras this morning already, carrying passengers from paris. there is of course are among the first travellers coming into the uk from the fans who no longer have to do self—isolate for ten days when they get here if they have been double vaccinated. very soon at the first train out of london to paris from st pancras will be leaving. we spoke to some of the passengers getting on to that, some of the brits who are going to france and are quite relieved when they return that they definitely will not have to self—isolate. this change that was announced on wednesday is being seen as very good news by businesses who take passengers between the uk and france, including eurostar which has been hit really hard by the travel restrictions over the past year and has had to scale down its services quite dramatically. eurostar says it has seen a big spike in bookings since that announcement was made. for some passengers heading to
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france this morning, the fact they will not have to self—isolate when they return from the uk is a relief. we will no longer have to quarantine because we double—jabbed. what we will no longer have to quarantine because we double-jabbed. because we double-“abbed. what does that mean because we double-�*abbed. what does that mean for— because we double-“abbed. what does that mean for you? — because we double-jabbed. what does that mean for you? is _ because we double-jabbed. what does that mean for you? is that _ because we double-jabbed. what does that mean for you? is that good - because we double-jabbed. what does that mean for you? is that good in - that mean for you? is that good in terms of work and everything like that? it terms of work and everything like that? ., , . ., terms of work and everything like that? ., , .. . ., terms of work and everything like that? ., , .. _, . ~ ., that? it means we can come back to work and we — that? it means we can come back to work and we get _ that? it means we can come back to work and we get to _ that? it means we can come back to work and we get to go _ that? it means we can come back to work and we get to go and - that? it means we can come back to work and we get to go and see - that? it means we can come back to work and we get to go and see his i work and we get to go and see his family _ work and we get to go and see his famil . �* ., , work and we get to go and see his famil . �* . , , work and we get to go and see his famil. �* . , , work and we get to go and see his famil. , work and we get to go and see his famil. �* . , , , ., family. brittany ferries has seen a suree family. brittany ferries has seen a surae in family. brittany ferries has seen a surge in bookings _ family. brittany ferries has seen a surge in bookings but _ family. brittany ferries has seen a surge in bookings but still- family. brittany ferries has seen a surge in bookings but still only - surge in bookings but still only hopes to carry half a million passengers this year, less than a quarter of three pandemic numbers. the season of 2031 will be worse than a season of —— 2024 brittany ferries. this announcement is welcome, it is good news, but it it comes in a year when everything is about 2022 and making it a more normal years. about 2022 and making it a more normal years-_ about 2022 and making it a more normal ears. ~ ., ., ., normal years. also from today, india and a handful— normal years. also from today, india and a handful of— normal years. also from today, india and a handful of other _ normal years. also from today, india and a handful of other places - normal years. also from today, india and a handful of other places have i and a handful of other places have moved to the amber list, however
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mexico is amongst those joining the rest that means paying for hotel quarantine. to avoid it, notice and her husband celebrating their anniversary after a tough year. i would be lying to you if i told you i was incredibly upset when it happened. i know that people say it can change quite quickly, but three days notice to travel from halfway across the world. struggling tourism and aviation businesses sold this season as crucial. one travel agent told me testing requirements were still putting many brits off booking foreign trips in the latest change had only made a small difference. it is far too late to save the summer, a lot of consumers have already made their plans, and while we have seen an increase, literally from the next day we have seen an increase, it is marginal, and when you think most businesses are trading 80% down, you need a huge amount of volume to make up anywhere near the shortfall they are experiencing. those who do now want to book
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a getaway will still need to check what the rules are for holiday—makers arriving at their destination. katy austin, bbc news. that is an important point. even though the uk has its own set of rules surrounding international travel, other countries have their own rules. if you're going to a destination on the uk's graeme le saux doesn't mean there won't be any restrictions or quarantine requirements when you get there. —— uk's restriction rules. when the latest updates to the travel rules was made on wednesday, some of the travel industry said they didn't go far enough, they would have liked to have seen more countries added to the travellers. there is a sense amongst the industry at that time is really running out if they are to save the summer. they are nervous that for about is ending at the end of september. however ministers in the uk have always said they are taking a cautious approach to the
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