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It’s been a rocky road to the 2020 Tokyo Games, which, after being delayed a year by the pandemic, will take place without any spectators. Uncertainty, controversy and a rising number of COVID-19 cases in the city have increasingly overshadowed the run-up to the Summer Olympics, and early events like the ceremonial torch relay have felt subdued.

But despite the circumstances, the Games will (almost certainly) go on, and that’s to be celebrated. Whether you’re a dedicated Olympics fan or a casual viewer, these six podcasts will get you in the mood.

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