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RSS FeedsJapan´s deadly heatwave should worry athletes competing in the 2022 Olympics
(WorldNews Japan)


18 august 2018 11:54:29

Japan´s deadly heatwave should worry athletes competing in the 2022 Olympics
(WorldNews Japan)

The northern hemisphere is currently suffering an unprecedented heatwave. In Japan, more than 100 people have died and tens of thousands more were hospitalized due to heat-related illness. Tokyo, which is hosting the 2020 Olympics, has for the first time registered temperatures over 40C (104F). This is raising concerns about the city´s viability to stage long-distance outdoor events such as the marathon and the endurance walk in similar conditions. The government has even discussed introducing daylight saving so marathon runners can start at 5 or 6 am. One of the authors of this article, Makoto Yokohari and colleagues, recently published a paper that predicted the heat stresses on the...
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