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A replica athletes' room at the developer's booth in the Village Plaza during a media tour of the Olympic and Paralympic Village for the Tokyo 2020 Games, on June 20. 

A replica athletes' room at the developer's booth in the Village Plaza during a media tour of the Olympic and Paralympic Village for the Tokyo 2020 Games, on June 20. 

Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg
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A First Look Inside the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Athletes’ Village

Here’s what athletes flying in from across the globe will experience once they land in Japan’s capital for what may be the competition of their lives.

 
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Even with uncertainty over the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, Japan is moving at full speed — with the opening ceremony barely a month away — as it prepares to host the world’s largest sporting event during a global pandemic.

Athletes have been training under extraordinary circumstances, and organizers have been debating everything from a last-minute decision to allow domestic spectators to dealing with the tickets they’ve already sold. The broader population remains divided over letting the games go ahead, with many fearful they could turn into a super-spreader event.