One year to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Road to the Olympics

WEST MONROE, La. (7/23/2019) — We are one year today from the beginning of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Our Randi Ayala & Bode Brooks talked to Jack Doles, who has covered 11 Olympics so far. He joined us from Rockefeller Center in New York City, where The Today Show on NBC would be highlighting the network’s efforts for the games.

Commuters walk past the Olympic Rings Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Tokyo. To mark the year-to-go mark, the gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals are to be unveiled Wednesday as part of daylong ceremonies around the Japanese capital. Tokyo’s 1964 Olympics showcased bullet trains, futuristic designs and a new expressway, underlining Japan’s recovery following World War II. Those games were the first seen worldwide by early satellites, sending the Olympics into a new era. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Thousands of candles are arranged in the shape of the Milky Way to celebrate Tanabata, a Japanese star festival, at Zojoji Temple, Friday, July 5, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A man walks into a building decorated with Tokyo 2020 banners Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Tokyo. To mark the year-to-go mark, the gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals are to be unveiled Wednesday as part of daylong ceremonies around the Japanese capital. Tokyo’s 1964 Olympics showcased bullet trains, futuristic designs and a new expressway, underlining Japan’s recovery following World War II. Those games were the first seen worldwide by early satellites, sending the Olympics into a new era. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Downtown Tokyo is seen from the observation deck of the Mori Tower Monday, June 17, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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