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Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports, AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Minority Affairs, Kiren Rijiju at the unveiling ceremony of the Team India Official Olympic Kit, on the occasion of 50 Days Countdown to Tokyo Olympics, in New Delhi.

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A medal tray that will be used during the victory ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games is displayed during its' unveiling event at the Ariake Arena, in Tokyo.

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Japanese Kabuki actor Ebizo Ichikawa performs "Sanbaso" during a ceremony to mark 100 days to go until the opening of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, that have been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Tokyo.

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Japanese Atsushi Yamamoto competes in the men's long jump T12 during an athletics test event for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games at National Stadium in Tokyo.

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Japanese Junta Kosuda competes in the men's long jump during an athletics test event for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games at National Stadium in Tokyo.

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People against the Tokyo 2020 Olympics set to open in July, march to protest around Tokyo's National Stadium during an anti-Olympics demonstration.

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People against the Tokyo 2020 Olympics set to open in July, protest around Tokyo's National Stadium during the anti-Olympics demonstration. The banner in the background reads: "Oppose Tokyo Olympics."

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A participant against the Tokyo 2020 Olympics set to open in July, prepares banners to protest around Tokyo's National Stadium during an anti-Olympics demonstration.

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A participant against the Tokyo 2020 Olympics set to open in July, holds a banner to protest around Tokyo's National Stadium during an anti-Olympics demonstration.

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People who are against the Tokyo 2020 Olympics set to open in July, march to protest around Tokyo's National Stadium during an anti-Olympics demonstration.

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Police guard as people against the Tokyo 2020 Olympics set to open in July, protest around Tokyo's National Stadium during an anti-Olympics demonstration.

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People who are against the Tokyo 2020 Olympics set to open in July, march to protest around Tokyo's National Stadium during an anti-Olympics demonstration.

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People against the Tokyo 2020 Olympics set to open in July, march to protest around Tokyo's National Stadium during an anti-Olympics demonstration.

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Police guards as people who are against the Tokyo 2020 Olympics set to open in July, march around Tokyo's National Stadium during an anti-Olympics demonstration.

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People who are against the Tokyo 2020 Olympics set to open in July, march around Tokyo's National Stadium, back, during an anti-Olympics demonstration.

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People who are against the Tokyo 2020 Olympics set to open in July, march around Tokyo's National Stadium during an anti-Olympics demonstration.

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People against the Tokyo 2020 Olympics set to open in July, protest around Tokyo's National Stadium during an anti-Olympics demonstration.

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A general view of National Stadium during an athletics test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo.

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Members of U.S. women's water polo team train at MWR Aquatic Training Center in Los Alamitos, California. When the Tokyo Olympics was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. women's water polo star Kiley Neushul decided to retire from the national team. The decision created a giant hole in the lineup for a powerhouse U.S. team going for a third consecutive gold medal this summer.

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Handlers control the giant puppet MOCCO during a special training session in Takamori, Nagano prefecture. Tokyo 2020 organizers created about 10 meter-tall puppet to symbolize the spirit of the people from the regions affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The puppet will travel from Tohoku to Tokyo in May to be in place for the games scheduled to open in July.

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Japan's women national Rugby team candidates prepare to play a match in the operational test event of Rugby in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Stadium, in Tokyo.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games mascot Miraitowa and Buddhist monks wearing protective face masks attend a ceremony to unveil a display of Olympic Symbol on Mt. Takao in Hachioji, west of Tokyo to mark 100 days before the start of the Olympic Games.

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The unveiled statues of Miraitowa, left, and Someity, official mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, are seen to mark 100 days before the start of the Olympic Games at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building, in Tokyo.

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Olympic fan Kyoko Ishikawa shows her cheering at her home in Tokyo. Ishikawa, president of an IT company, has attended every Summer Olympics since Barcelona in 1992, becoming famous as an unofficial "International Olympic Cheerleader." She relishes joining in with fans from everywhere to cheer for their athletes. Her headband reads: "Confident victory."

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Olympic hopefuls pose for photos in their green and gold competition kits in Sydney, during the unveiling of the uniforms the Australian team will wear during the Tokyo Olympic games.

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Local torchbearer Mahiro Abe, 19, carries the Olympic torch route of the first section of the Fukushima Torch Relay in Naraha, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan.

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Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President Seiko Hashimoto applauds next to the celebration cauldron on the first day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay in Naraha, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics began its 121-day journey across Japan on Thursday and is headed toward the opening ceremony in Tokyo on July 23.

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Azusa Iwashimizu with other members of "Nadeshiko Japan," Japan's women's national soccer team, leads the torch relay in Naraha, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan.

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The celebration cauldron is seen lit on the first day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay in Naraha, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics began its 121-day journey across Japan and is headed toward the opening ceremony in Tokyo on July 23.

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Seiko Hashimoto, president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organizing Committee speaks during the Tokyo 2020 Executive Board meeting in Tokyo, Japan. The 56-year-old Hashimoto was named president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee after a meeting of its executive board, which is 80% male. She replaces 83-year-old Yoshiro Mori, a former Japanese prime minister who was forced to resign last week after making sexist comments about women.

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Demonstrators hold placards to protest against holding the planned Tokyo 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo. Yoshiro Mori resigned Friday as the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee following sexist comments implying women talk too much.

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Mount Fuji is viewed clearly through the cool winter air as Japan National Stadium, front left, where an opening ceremony and other events for Tokyo 2020 Olympics are planned, are is seen from an observation deck, in Tokyo. The International Olympic Committee and Tokyo organizers will roll out their “Playbook” next week, a detailed plan about how to hold the games during a pandemic.

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A worker stands at a spectator stand at Canoe Slalom Course, one of the venues of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games, in Tokyo. The postponed Tokyo Olympics are to open in just six months. Local organizers and the International Olympic Committee say they will go ahead on July 23. But it’s still unclear how this will happen with virus cases surging in Tokyo and elsewhere around the globe.

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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, right, and Chairman of the IOC's Coordination Commission for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games John Coates attend the joint press conference between IOC and Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

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