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  • Media Watch -- Tokyo 2020 Preparations


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    Japanese gold medalists to earn automatic qualifications. 
    Japanese swimmers will secure an automatic Olympic qualification if they win an individual gold medal at the 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju. Click here for more from Swim Swam.

    Deepika Kumari earns silver at Tokyo 2020 test event.

    Deepika Kumari, India’s high ranking archer, secured a silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games test event competing against Korea’s An San. More from India Today here.

    Wimbledon champ to participate in Olympics.

    Live Tennis reports Wimbledon champion Simona Halep will represent Romania in the 2020 Olympics as a flag bearer, after becoming the first person from Romania to win Wimbledon.

    Tokyo commuters advised to work from home for Olympics.
    For two weeks, a mass number of employees will work from home as part of one of the measures to reduce congestion of the public transport system. For more in The Guardian click here.

    First male athlete announced for Olympic open water swimming.

    Jordan Willimovsky is the first male athlete on the U.S. Olympic roster for Tokyo 2020. Click here for more from NBC Sports.

    Virgin Islands officials meet with Tokyo 2020 representatives.
    Senate Vice President Myron D. Jackson held a meeting with Tokyo 2020 representatives to consider the participation of the U.S. Virgin Islands in next year’s Tokyo Olympics, the Paralympic Games and the Olympic Town Host Program. Click here for more from the St Croix Source.

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