Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics opened the athletes' village to the media on Sunday, showing off apartments and a timber-laced shopping plaza where 11,000 athletes would stay and mingle during the sporting extravaganza.
The once-delayed Games are due to start on July 23 despite concern that the influx of thousands of people from around the world would contribute to the spread of Covid-19.
Japan has avoided the kind of explosive outbreaks that crippled many other countries. But its vaccination programme has been slow and the medical system pushed to the brink in parts of the country.
The government's drive to hold the Games has been criticised by hospitals and doctors' unions.
Underscoring the concern, a Ugandan athlete arriving in Japan late on Saturday for a preparation camp ahead of the Olympics was found to be infected with the virus, public broadcaster NHK said.
Athletes will be shuttled in and out of the village and be tested for the coronavirus every day.
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