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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Still in play: Japan's Olympic dream burns on

Organizers hinge large-scale summer success on small-scale tests in fall

Athletes attend the opening ceremony of a four-nation gymnastics meet in Tokyo on Nov. 8.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- For a few tense hours, it looked like Tokyo 2020's first trial event that included foreign athletes would be crippled by a homegrown COVID case: Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura had tested positive for the coronavirus on Oct. 28, a week into his quarantine with seven other Japanese gymnasts.

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