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Tokyo, Athletes Prepare for Unprecedented Olympics

Anti-Olympics protesters react with signs and banner outside the event venue of the Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay, in Tokyo, Japan…

In less than two weeks, more than 11,000 of the world’s best athletes will descend on Tokyo to compete at the most unusual Olympic Games in decades. 

Athletes will compete in empty stadiums after Olympics organizers reversed course Thursday and barred spectators in response to a major coronavirus resurgence. 

The decision came after Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency in Tokyo, citing the rising rates of COVID-19. 

“Taking into consideration the impact of the delta strain, and in order to prevent the resurgence of infections from spreading across the country, we need to step up virus prevention measures,” Suga details ⇒

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