Countdown to Tokyo Olympics starts

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike taking part in the unveiling of a display counting down the number of days to the 2020 Olympics in the Japanese capital. Events were also held in other parts of Japan to build up excitement for the games. Tokyo first hoste
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Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike taking part in the unveiling of a display counting down the number of days to the 2020 Olympics in the Japanese capital.

Events were also held in other parts of Japan to build up excitement for the games. Tokyo first hosted the Olympics in 1964.

The 2020 Summer Olympics will feature a record 33 sports and 339 events.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 29, 2017, with the headline 'Countdown to Tokyo Olympics starts'. Print Edition | Subscribe