This is the second time the Turkish women's volleyball team will participate in the Olympic Games.
Instead of light, fluffy snowflakes, the crowd, consisting mainly of Tokyo 2020 staff, were pelted with fairly coarse shards of shaved ice at the canoeing test event.
In a bid to avoid the worst of the Japanese capital's blazing summer, fans, athletes and volunteers will have to get going at the crack of dawn.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers announce new logo after plagiarism scandal over initial logo.
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