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Tokyo Olympics 2020 in pictures

After a much belated start, Tokyo has concluded hosting the Olympic Games for the first time since 1964 amid a state emergency.

It was the first Olympics Games to take place with no spectators. But there were many more positive firsts over the historic event. Philippines and Bermuda got their first Olympic gold medals ever. And there were four sports that featured for the first time – skateboarding, surfing, climbing and karate.

World records were broken in rowing, track, cycling and swimming. And much talk has been about the new track in Tokyo which is said to have given about 1-2% boost in performance.

So let’s look back at the main stories over the Tokyo Olympics. If you want to see the best images from each day, you can check out our Tokyo Olympics highlights here. Otherwise, you can explore condensed highlights here.

Explore the best highlights from the Tokyo Olympics.

Matt Yau

Matt started off as a live music photographer covering up-and-coming bands in Brighton, and since then has become enamoured by the power of pictures. With a penchant for storytelling, he's on a mission to uncover unique images from the Alamy library and tell the story behind them.

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