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Tokyo 2020 is reportedly seeking to cut the number of officials attending the Games from abroad by a further 25,000 as the one month to go countdown approaches.

Japan is aiming to host the first Olympic Games powered solely by renewable sources. If successful, this could help the country carve a new niche in the global order as a champion of climate action and environmental protection – and set off a clean energy race in the process.

Earlier this week in Lausanne, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach announced the names of the 29 athletes who will compete in Tokyo on the Refugee Olympic Team.

Like it did six decades ago when it hosted its first Olympics, Japan had hoped to do the same in 2020 with the staging of the Summer Games—use the global event as a catalyst for a technological and infrastructural revolution in the country.

Participants could be thrown out of this year’s delayed Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo if they violate strict COVID-19 rules outlined in the "playbooks", organisers have warned.