For U.S. Lifters, It’s Fly, Then Clean and Jerk

TOKYO β€” It is the travel version of a weight lifting attempt: months of preparation, a few moments to set oneself, a brief burst of all-out effort and, hopefully, a winning result.

The Tokyo Games have been a logistical nightmare for athletes and their coaches from around the world. In a typical year, Olympic teams and athletes show up in the host country weeks in advance to become acclimated. This year, the coronavirus β€” and Japanese health regulations β€” created an array of hurdles.

Overcoming them became its own Olympic sport. Come a few weeks early, or arrive at the

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