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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Star athletes to watch at Tokyo Olympics

The lowdown on the players to keep an eye on at this year's Games

Who will be the next Olympic legend? (Nikkei montage/Reuters/USA Today)

TOKYO -- Outstanding athletes from around the world will take part in the Tokyo Olympic Games, which officially started with the opening ceremony held on July 23 as scheduled.

This will be the first Olympics in the 21st century in which two of their biggest recent stars will not take part -- American swimmer Michael Phelps and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who earned their places in Olympics history with their extraordinary achievements.

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