Tokyo 2020 to Employ Facial Recognition for Athletes
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics will employ facial recognition technology for the entry of athletes, officials and journalists into game venues.
Spectators will still be asked to show their tickets and submit to luggage checks just like in previous Olympics.
According to a Japan Times report, the organizing committee will distribute ID cards bearing facial photos for those involved in the games. The total is expected to reach around 300,000 to 400,000, including athletes and media representatives.
The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to be held from July 24 to Aug. 9, followed by the Paralympics from Aug. 25 to Sept. 6.