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.
Republic of Korea’s JOO Jeonghun fights to return to taekwondo form
The 2020 Paralympics gave me a second chance in my life.
Although I didn’t know anything about the Paralympics and Para taekwondo at all, it was the right decision to come back to where I should belong.
After a seven-year hiatus, JOO Jeonghun is aiming to represent Republic of Korea at Tokyo 2020 in Para taekwondo. Having competed previously in the able-bodied side of the sport, he decided to quit but is now back training for his sports Paralympic debut.
Sanjeev Rajput: On the road to redemption
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My dreams all came down crashing in that moment because even until the last day before the Olympic contingent left India,
I was hoping against hope that I will get a call and take part in the Games.
Sanjeev Rajput was all set to take his place in the Indian contingent for Rio 2016 but when it didn't happen, he was left heartbroken. With a lifelong dream of winning an Olympic medal, the Indian shooter has now secured his Olympic quota for Tokyo 2020.
Annie Guglia: Breaking barriers in women's sports
If you love skateboarding, you have to share it with as many as a possible and the Olympic Games is a great platform
After almost giving skateboarding away due the lack of opportunities compared to her male counterparts, Annie Guglia passion was reignited when the sport was announced to make its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020.
Michelle Bromley: Living the Olympic dream after training with robot
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It might take you 20 years it might take you 30 years
but keep plugging away and you'll get there
Australia's Michelle Bromley has qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, having missed out on qualifying for the three previous Games. Tokyo 2020 spoke to her about achieving her Olympic dream after over a decade of trying, her late father's influence on her career and how she's staying in top shape - with the help of a robot.
Tyrone Pillay wants underdog story to conclude at Tokyo 2020
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Only time will tell how ready I will be for the Games in 2021.
I however plan to work as hard as I possibly can and give it my best shot for the last time in my sporting career.
Tyrone Pillay was preparing to go better his bronze medal from Rio 2016. The South African was in tip-top shape and ready to take on Tokyo 2020 until a postponement back in March shook up his expectations.
Cheptegei and Gidey's record-breaking runs
I was trying to remake history so that people will have something to enjoy.
Sport lovers of the world can have something to remember
Two long standing world records came tumbling down this at the rightfully named NN Valencia World Record Day. And they were broken within just 50 minutes of each other!