Clean, repeat: At Tokyo Games, virus is Olympians’ chief foe

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2021, file photo, United States’ Tamyra Marianna Stock Mensah, left, and Japan’s Sara Dosho compete during the women’s 68kg freestyle wrestling match at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Chiba, Japan. Tokyo Olympians are exercising extraordinary discipline against the coronavirus. They are sealed off in a sanitary bubble that has made competition possible but is also squeezing a lot of fun from their Olympic experience. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

TOKYO — Holding each other tighter than lovers, the wrestlers smear each other with sweat, spittle and — when they inadvertently cut each other — sometimes blood. Lungs heaving, mouths agape, they huff and puff into each others’ flushed faces. On their glistening bodies, it’s impossible to tell their opponents’ fluids and theirs apart.