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Rather than asking mining corporations to donate the precious metals to create Japan's medals, the organisers hope to collect already used copper, silver and gold from the country's "urban mine". "I'm very happy that we're able to bring the flag back after more than 50 years". "I think getting selected to the national team is more hard than winning an Olympic medal", Chang said.

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