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    • Bedroom furniture, including cardboard beds, for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Village is shown in a display room at the Village Plaza.
    • Journalists walk on the Village Plaza near the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Village during a media tour in Tokyo.
    • Electric vehicles pictured at an internal shuttle bus station of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Village in Tokyo.
    • A journalist films a processing room in the Doping Control Station in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Village during a press tour.
    • Residential buildings seen behind road signs in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Village in Tokyo.
    • A model shows an online order application on a smartphone at a café and Internet lounge at the Village Plaza in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Village.
    • A fountain pictured in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Village.
    • A room in a fever clinic seen in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Village.
    • Staff walk near autonomous electric vehicles used around the main facilities during a press tour of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Village.
    • A gym in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Village seen during the press tour.
    • A recreation centre pictured at a multi-function complex in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Village.
    • A picture of residential buildings for athletes taken during a media tour of the Olympic and Paralympic Village for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
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    Bedroom furniture, including cardboard beds, for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Village is shown in a display room at the Village Plaza.

    The Tokyo Summer Olympics are on the way! Despite coronavirus restrictions remaining in force during the games, the organisers have made sure that athletes will feel comfortable in the newly-built Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Village.

    Sputnik has selected the best pictures of the Olympic Village, which was first unveiled to the media on 20 June. The Olympic village will officially open on 13 July - 10 days before the start of the games. The organisers made it available for journalists to tour the site and take a closer look at the residential areas for athletes and other facilities.

    The residential segment includes 21 buildings scattered across the village's territory. In total, these buildings have around 3,800 rooms. Athletes and other members of national teams will be offered up to 700 different dishes traditional to both Japanese cuisine and the national cuisines of other countries. The 24/7 dining hall is designed to lodge 5,500 athletes and serve about 45,000 dishes daily.

    All participants in the games this summer will be required to pass two COVID-19 tests before departure and undergo daily testing for first three days after arrival. 

    The Summer Olympics in Tokyo, initially scheduled for 2020, were postponed by a year due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The games are due to kick off on 23 July and last until 8 August. 

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