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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Two silver medals? Questions abound with Tokyo Olympics 1 week out

Officials scramble on playbook for COVID-positive athletes

Katie Nageotte wins the women's pole vault during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- With less than a week to go before international soccer and softball teams kick off the Tokyo Olympics on July 21, organizers and officials are still scrambling to cover their bases in the event of a coronavirus outbreak at the Games, including possibly giving two teams a silver medal in the same event.     

As much of the world continues to grapple with daily COVID-19 infections, Olympics officials are coming up with contingencies for holding the Games during a pandemic, creating an unprecedented challenge. 

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