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5 things to know about the next Olympics in Tokyo

The countdown to the 2020 Olympics began Wednesday with the arrival of the Olympic flag in Tokyo from Rio de Janeiro. The contrast between the two host cities couldn't be starker. Instead of samba in the streets, there will be robots and self-driving cars. Five things to know about the next Summer Games:

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Boise welcomes home gold medalist Kristin Armstrong

Three-time Olympic gold medal cyclist Kristin Armstrong was welcomed home by a crowd of about 100 people at the Boise Airport. She landed at about 1 p.m. Monday and met the supporters who were chanting “Armstrong” and “U.S.A.” Here are the excerpts the Idaho Statesman captured on Facebook Live.
Erin Fenner efenner@idahostatesman.com
Boise welcomes home gold medalist Kristin Armstrong 2:00

Boise welcomes home gold medalist Kristin Armstrong

Armstrong returns to Idaho with third gold medal 1:56

Armstrong returns to Idaho with third gold medal

Boise cyclist Kristin Armstrong takes fourth Olympics for a spin 2:30

Boise cyclist Kristin Armstrong takes fourth Olympics for a spin

2015 Twilight Criterium Bike Race winds through Downtown Boise 1:49

2015 Twilight Criterium Bike Race winds through Downtown Boise