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Sports stars of 2021: These athletes primed for breakouts
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Sports stars of 2021: These athletes primed for breakouts

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The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics says postponing the games will cost nearly $3 billion. That amount will be split among the committee, the city of Tokyo and the Japanese government. The Olympics were postponed because of the pandemic. They're now scheduled to begin in July 2021.

For some, the sky's the limit, which also just happens to be the title of the book written by 12-year-old British skateboarder Sky Brown.

For others, it’s no stretch that big things appear ahead. Exhibit A: 7-foot-2 Denver Nuggets center Bol Bol and his roughly 7-8 wingspan.

So many potential stars in the making. So many stages for them to shine. One of the biggest will be this summer during the Tokyo Games, which were postponed a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By the time 2021 ends, a new crop of names will start to become even more familiar. So let's name-drop a few. (Sorry, Trevor Lawrence, you’re already too big of a name for this list.)

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