Olympians Have Another Year to Prepare for Tokyo. It's a Blessing and a Curse, by Juliet Macur, Karen Crouse, Andrew Keh and Matthew Futterman, for the New York Times...

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Olympians Have Another Year to Prepare for Tokyo. It's a Blessing and a Curse.

The life of an Olympic athlete can be challenging and austere, and the training schedule can be relentless. Most athletes wanted a postponement, though even that has its challenges.

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Steele Johnson, a diver who won a silver medal for the United States at the 2016 Rio Games, woke up Tuesday morning to texts from friends saying they were so sorry that the Summer Olympics had been postponed. They knew how hard it had been for Johnson, 23, and his wife, Hilary, to make ends meet as he pursued a gold medal in Tokyo.

To see this entire story, please go to: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/sports/olympics/coronavirus-olympics-athletes-reaction.html?campaign_id=9&emc=edit_NN_p_20200325&instance_id=17048&nl=morning-briefing&regi_id=69427474&section=topNews&segment_id=22795&te=1&user_id=41340a23345cfdd79e15f7f57c979532

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