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The Olympic rings in Tokyo Bay, Odaiba | OSCAR BOYD
The Olympic rings in Tokyo Bay, Odaiba | OSCAR BOYD

This week, the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics will begin, with the opening ceremony planned for Friday, July 23. It will be a Games like none before it, with its host city, Tokyo, under a state of emergency and COVID-19 still very much a threat to the public.

In Part 1 of a two-part look at the long and tumultuous road to the Olympics, we look at Tokyo’s initial bid for the Olympics in 2011, how the city won that bid in 2013, and the ups and downs that accompanied the story of the Games until the famous handover ceremony at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Part 2 will follow on Friday, ahead of the opening ceremony.

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