On 8 July, organisers announced that the Games would go ahead without spectators due to rising coronavirus cases. But will the rewards outweigh the potential costs - both financial and in terms of health?
On the Sky News Daily podcast, host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to Amy Borrett from our data and forensics team, modern pentathlete Samantha Murray talks about what competing at London 2012 meant to her, and Sky's Tom Parmenter and Sophia McBride speak about the safety measures being taken in Tokyo.
Daily podcast team:
Podcast producer - Annie Joyce
Podcast producer - Nicola Eyers
Podcast producer - Rosetta Fourlagawo
Interviews producer - Tatiana Alderson
Interviews producer – Reece Denton
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Music - Steven Wheeler