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Tokyo 2020: Australia’s plan is to have no plan

Today marks one year until the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where the Australian team will no longer set a pre-Games medal target.

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is hoping to send the biggest team ever to leave our shores, with a number of new sports such as surfing, skateboarding and karate added to the lineup.

Australia’s Chef de Mission for Tokyo, Ian Chesterman AM, tells Alan Jones he’s aiming to better support the athletes by getting rid of medal targets.

“We got that feedback loud and clear after Rio so the AOC has walked away from medal predictions.

“We don’t need to put the added pressure of saying how many we’re going to get, we’re just there to support the athletes.”

Alan Jones firmly agrees with the plan, saying the athletes have always hated it.

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