Three more cases of COVID-19 reported among athletes, Tokyo Olympic officials say.

Infection rates are climbing among the general population of the capital, topping 1,000 new cases for four consecutive days. Polls show many Japanese oppose holding the Games with the influx of overseas visitors it entails.

The rainy season ended in Tokyo on Friday, bringing blue skies and intense heat. The burden on participants has been increased by virus countermeasures like masking.

(Reporting by Sam Nussey; Editing by Sam Holmes)

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