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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Hong Kong's first Olympic gold since handover brings rare unity

But politics remain near surface, as some fans shout over Chinese anthem

Hong Kong fencer Edgar Cheung Ka-long holds the Olympic gold medal for the foil event, held July 26 in Chiba, Japan.   © AP

HONG KONG -- The first Olympic gold medal won by a Hong Kong athlete since the territory's handover to China in 1997 has stirred an unusual sense of unity in a society so divided over political issues in recent years.

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