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2020 Olympics

February 11, 2020

The cold winter weather has many people longing for summer. Warm weather, days by the pool and the 2020 Olympics. 

The 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan, lasting from July 24 to August 9. 

Tokyo has held the Olympic games only once before in 1964. They had been given the chance to host two other times, but both were cancelled when Japan went to war with China and because of World War II. 

This year, the Olympics will have three fundamentals it’ll follow throughout the games: strive for your personal best, accept one another and pass on a legacy for the future. 

There will be 33 sports with 5 new additions: baseball/softball, karate, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing. 

The Olympic Games were started in Greece and were held every four years from eighth century B.C.E to fourth century C.E. The first modern Olympics were started by Baron Pierre de Coubertin and held in 1896 with 13 countries participating. 

Now, 206 nations are expected to compete. 

None of these participants will be allowed to protest as the International Olympic Committee is cracking down on voicing any political, religious or ethical opinions. Under the new rules, protests like Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their gloved fists will be prohibited, and protesters will face punishment. 

The 2020 Olympics will be one to remember. 

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