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WATCH: Athletes train 'apart, not alone' in Opening Ceremony intro

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When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and ground life as we know it around the globe to a halt, athletes were left isolated and faced with enormous training challenges.

As those athletes came back together in Tokyo, Friday's Opening Ceremony opened by paying tribute to their perseverance. 

Watch the moving tribute to the spirit of those athletes above, training "apart, not alone."