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Cheerleaders from the "All Japan Cheer Organization" perform in protective masks due to COVID-19, to cheer people up in front of Shimbashi Station, one day before the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Androniki Christodoulou
A member of staff wearing a protective face mask is seen in the stand during a soccer match at International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan, July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble
A young fan wears a face mask inside the stadium before women's soccer match between China and Brazil at Miyagi Stadium, Miyagi, Japan, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Molly Darlington
David Rumbutis of Sweden, wearing a protective face mask, looks at his phone before training at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Tokyo, Japan, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake
The Olympic Rings are seen in front of the skyline during sunset in Tokyo, Japan, July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Cables for photographers and broadcasters are seen at a pitch side photo position at Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo, Japan July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su
A security officer stands guard near the Athletes' Village in Tokyo, Japan, July 19, 2021. REUTERS/Naoki Ogura
Japan's aerobatics team, the Blue Impulse, skywrite Olympic rings in a practice run ahead of the official opening of the Games, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Workers stand socially distanced beside Olympic mascots at a corporate stand in the Media Press Centre in Tokyo, Japan July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Athletes and people wearing protective face masks arrive at Narita International Airport from Doha, after a Qatar Airways flight, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Staff spray disinfectant after the women's soccer match between Britain and Chile at Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
A member of staff wearing a protective face mask cleans Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo, Japan, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake

On the sidelines at the Tokyo Olympics

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnamese athletes begin competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 23. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics will take place from July 23 to August 8. The Olympics is the largest sporting event in the world. It is held every four years, bringing together the top athletes from countries all over the world.