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I’ve been pretty much live-blogging either US politics or the global coronavirus pandemic every weekday now since something like March last year, so I’m absolutely thrilled that I’ve got a bit of a change of pace coming up.

Starting later this week I’m going on loan to our sport desk, where I will be covering the Olympics and the Paralympics for the Guardian, writing our Tokyo 2020 daily briefing newsletter. You can sign up for it here.

Here’s how I sold it in the first edition…

“At the end of each day’s action, I’ll be in your inbox, summing up the day’s events for you in a nutshell, sorting the joy from the despair, explaining what mattered, and highlighting the best of our journalism from Tokyo. I’ll also be helping you plan what you need to pay attention to the following day, with a detailed guide to the events schedule, and pointers for the medal hopes and most interesting stories from 17 days in 33 Olympics sports. And then we’ll do it all again for the Paralympics.

Naturally, as we have our offices there, I’ll be keeping an especially keen eye on the fortunes of Team GB, Team USA and the Australian team, but this will be a truly international round-up, and perhaps the overall success of an Olympic Games has never depended quite so much on the host nation getting off to a good start.”

Come and join me.