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What are the Tokyo 2020 Olympic athletes thinking now?

Physical and mental conditioning are what matters

| Japan
The Japan National Stadium, pictured on May 9: what athletes can do is keep themselves in good mental and physical condition so that they can achieve their best performance.   © AP

Dai Tamesue was a hurdler who represented Japan at the Sydney, Athens and Beijing Olympics. He won two bronze medals in the World Athletics Championships. He currently heads sports consultancy Deportare Partners.

The Tokyo Olympics will kick off on Friday, despite the controversy surrounding COVID-19. What are all the athletes thinking now?

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