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The underdogs from Latin America vying for Olympic gold

Athletes from more than 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are primed to compete in Tokyo, some making their Olympic debuts, others overcoming obstacles like lack of training facilities, money for equipment or violence at home.

Why it matters: The athletes come from countries where most Olympic sports are underfunded and sponsorships were hard to come by even before the pandemic. Add a new challenge this year: The coronavirus continues to run rampant in their countries.

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