Pandemic Olympics: how the Tokyo Games will be different

Tokyo 2020

A picture taken from a media olympic bus shows a man passing by Tokyo 2020 panel in a Tokyo street on July 20, 2021, three days prior the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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What you need to know:

  • Hugs, handshakes and high-fives are all discouraged -- reducing the chances of a controversy like when Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby refused to shake the hand of Israel's Os Sasson at Rio after losing to him.
  • El Shehaby was booed by the crowd -- another no-no at the Tokyo Games -- and was eventually sent home from Rio.



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