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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

It's all in the wrist: Sports tech blossoms at Tokyo Olympics

From military-grade radar to Swiss-precision cameras, Games will be cutting edge

Down to the millimeter: Sports technology has revolutionized how athletes train and perform.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- If you have ever wondered how fast 400-meter runners are moving, the about-to-open Tokyo Olympics will offer a clue. Real time speed will be displayed during the TV broadcasts.

The Games, which begin with soccer and baseball events on Wednesday before Friday's opening ceremony, are set to showcase some of the latest in sports technology. Sensors and artificial intelligence instantly digitize body movements and the whereabouts of balls, assisting athletes to improve performance and judges to make the right call.

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