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Tokyo Olympics again reach one year to go mark but pessimism reigns amid COVID-19 – Wide World of Sports

As Japanese rail against virus-hit Games

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By AP — The Tokyo Olympics have hit the one-year-to-go mark — again. But few are in a mood to celebrate.
Tokyo observed the original date a year ago. That was before the COVID-19 pandemic postponed the Olympics and pushed back the opening to July 23, 2021. Fireworks cascaded over Tokyo Bay back then, and local celebrities unveiled the medals in a highly choreographed show.
There’s none of that this time.
Organisers produced a 15-minute, no-fans event on Thursday inside the new national stadi…

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