Tokyo’s Intense Heat Sparks Concern for Athlete Safety During Olympics

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Residents of Tokyo expressed their concerns over athletes’ health in Japan’s summer heat as the 12-month-delayed Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics opened on Friday.

Temperatures in Tokyo on Sunday were above 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).

The heat in Tokyo’s summer months already prompted organisers to move the marathons and race-walking events to the cooler city of Sapporo.

Some athletes, including the top-ranked Serb Novak Djokovic, expressed their concerns over the heat to the organisers.

Russian archer Svetlana Gomboeva lost consciousness during a competition in intense heat on Friday.

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