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A team of statistical analysts said Tuesday it expects Japan to have achieved a record medal haul by the end next year’s Tokyo Olympics, ranking the host nation behind only two others on its predicted medal table.

The Netherlands-based Gracenote Sports forecasts Japan will win 67 medals in its 2020 Summer Games virtual medal table, a 63 percent increase on its Rio de Janeiro Olympic tally. Of the 67 medals, 29 are expected to be gold.

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