Athletes around the world have been busying themselves with less than a year to go while some nations have allowed training complexes to open and others even giving the green light for competitive action to start.
Tokyo 2020 has been speaking to several athletes whose journey to the Olympic and Paralympic Games is slowly gathering pace.
What is the new triathlon mixed relay?
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I feel a lot of adrenaline in mixed relay.
We don’t have it when we run alone.
Triathlon is set to have a new discipline at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 next year: the mixed relay. The race could be a potential fan favourite as it's fast, furious and well...exhausting. But what's involved with this newest Olympic discipline?
In the athletics' backstage
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The Olympics are a different world.
Of course, the stress you feel is tremendous, even when you succeed.
Nelio Alfano Moura is one of the most sought-after athletics coach who has trained some of the world's elite jumpers for the Olympic stage. As a coach, he makes the world's best not only better at their game, but mentally stronger.
Tom Vanhove: Rising to the top
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We are not the biggest country - we don't have always the best skilled players maybe but we are learning.
Success hasn't been easy for Belgian's national goalball team but captain Tom Vanhove is aiming to keep his side's winning streak going through to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Rani Rampal: 'Fitness has brought a sea of changes to our team'
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To be able to qualify for the Games in our country, and to be the one to score the winning goal, it feels great.
Indian women’s hockey team captain, Rani Rampal, who was the recent recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award – the highest sporting honour in the country, spoke in detail on what role fitness played in her team’s rise in recent years, and also, how she coped with the loss at the Rio 2016 Games.
FUJITA Yoshikazu: Professional Rugby Player Venturing to Inspire Children
One of my dreams as a professional athlete is to inspire children to pursue their dreams
Rugby 7s player FUJITA Yoshikazu is hoping to inspire the next generation whether that's by uploading YouTube videos or hosting online rugby classes. He's also has big hopes for Japan at the Olympic Games next year, including a place on the podium.
Faith Kipyegon: "I want to defend my title before I shift to 5,000"
Hopefully I want to defend my title before I shift to 5,000m...
I want to defend my title in the 2021 Olympics and hopefully I will do my best.
Faith Kipyegon is on track to defend her Rio 2016 1,500m crown after coming tantalisingly close to breaking world record snot just once, but twice in the past month. However, Tokyo 2020 could be the last time the Kenyan star runs at her current distance.
Yasmani Acosta: The Cuban who shines in Chile
I have given up many things to go to the Olympics, starting with being away from my country, my mother and my brother.
But my dream is now closer than ever.
After years of trying to represent his native Cuba, Yasmani Acosta made the tough decision to compete for Chile. Thrown into the deep end, the wrestler has overcome many barriers to qualify for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Time for Greg Polychronidis golden run
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I believe it's not the medal that is important but
it's what you can do when you win the medal
It wasn't until the 2018 World Championships that Greg Polychronidis won his first individual gold medal. It was a moment the Greek boccia player and four-time Paralympian longed to experience. However, there is much more to winning a gold medal.
YAMADA Eri: Hoping to Express Gratitude and Give Courage
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When the Olympic flame arrived in Japan in March,
I was suddenly struck with a sense of reality and the pressure of having to produce results, which also made me a little nervous.
YAMADA Eri helped Japan to victory in softball at the Beijing 2008 Games and 12 years on, the now captain, is aiming for another gold medal at Tokyo 2020.