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The Tokyo Olympics began last week, after an unprecedented year-long pandemic-related delay, and The Washington Post launched a once-a-day text-message digest to help readers keep tabs on all the competitions at the Games.

Five sports are debuting in the Olympics this year — karate, skateboarding, sport climbing, surfing and three-on-three basketball — and two others, baseball and softball, are returning with six-team tournaments. In total, 46 sporting events will hold competitions over the course of two weeks to declare the best in the world. (That’s a lot of sports)

Every day around 7 p.m. Eastern time we’ll send you a short summary of what’s happening in Tokyo and a brief overview of what’s to come next. Think of it as a way to keep tabs on the Olympics while juggling all of your exciting summer plans. You’ll receive texts until Aug. 8 or until you opt out.

Readers in the United States can text “join” to 63706 to learn more and reply “start” to sign up.

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Who’s sending these messages?

A journalist in the newsroom writes every digest and reads every reply. The text messages will include a few links to The Post’s reporting. We will send each update around 7 p.m. Eastern time.

The Post is using a tool called Airship to send the digest. That means you’ll see links to Airship URLs, but each one goes to a Post article.

Can I ask a question?

Yes, you can. Just start your message with “question” when you do. We read every question that comes in, but we may not be able to respond to all of them. Regardless, we will use your questions to inform our Olympics coverage.

How many text messages will I get?

You’ll receive one message a day until the end of the Summer Olympics. We will send other one-off messages to answer questions or say goodbye once the Games are over. By signing up, you’re agreeing to receive this text message service only for The Post’s coverage of the Olympics.

What if I want to stop receiving messages?

You can text “stop” at any time to unsubscribe.