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The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are just a year away, and it’s looking like Team USA will top the medal count again.

Using results from previous Olympics, World Championships and World Cups, Gracenote Sports – a sports data company – has complied a virtual Olympic medal table which puts the US at the top for what would be the seventh consecutive Summer Games.

The Tokyo Olympics will take place from July 24 to August 9, and, according to Gracenote, the US is expected to win 126 medals (51 gold, 34 silver and 41 bronze), which is 45 more than the predictions for China in second place.

Every host nation this century has received a medal boost, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that Japan is expected to increase its medal tally. But Japan’s improvement is projected to be a remarkable 63% compared to four years ago, which would put it third place with 67 medals.

According to Gracenote, Japan will challenge the record currently held by Spain for the biggest proportional medal improvement by a host nation. Spain increased its medal count by 450% in 1992 after winning 22 medals, an improvement on the four medals it won in 1988.

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For the 10th consecutive time, there will be an increase in the proportion of events held for female athletes, a result of a reduction in the number of men’s boxing, canoeing and rowing categories and an increase in the number of women’s events in those sports. Additionally, the five new Olympic sports all have equal numbers of men’s and women’s events.

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