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The ‘No Fun’ Olympics May Struggle to Attract Viewers

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Cavernous, empty stadiums. Do-it-yourself medal presentations. A prohibition on athlete high-fives and hugs. Those are just a few of the ways the Summer Olympics will look different this year, as the pandemic forces organizers to forgo many Olympic traditions. 

The Tokyo Games, which start Friday, will instead rely on technological innovations, including fan selfies and other ways to digitally “cheer” for athletes, to help spur fan engagement.  

The big question: how much will anyone care?  

Amid a pandemic that is still raging in most parts of the world, there are signs global interest is lacking details ⇒

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