Beleaguered Tokyo Olympics set to kick off under Covid-19 cloud • FRANCE 24 English

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The most troubled Olympics in modern history finally get under way in Tokyo on Friday, struggling to emerge from the clutches of Covid-19 after a one-year postponement following a build-up marred by scandal and controversy.

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