OL-organizer approves participated 800 kilometers from Tokyo

the IOC decided in October that the marathon route during the OLYMPICS in 2020 should be moved from Tokyo because of the heat. the Organizer of the OLYMPICS i

OL-organizer approves participated 800 kilometers from Tokyo

the IOC decided in October that the marathon route during the OLYMPICS in 2020 should be moved from Tokyo because of the heat.

the Organizer of the OLYMPICS in Tokyo 2020 has approved the new route that the marathon runners will be out on during the games.

This writes the organizer on its website.

the Route has been moved from Tokyo and now lies 800 kilometres north of the capital city of Sapporo.

In the middle of October, it emerged that The International Olympic Committee (IOC) would move the competitions in the kapgang and the traditional marathon because of concerns about the summer heat in Japan's capital.

the Temperatures in Tokyo in July and august when often well over 30 degrees with high humidity.

the Temperatures in Sapporo are usually about five to six degrees lower.

It is not the first time, the city holds the OLYMPICS competitions. Sapporo was the host of the winter OLYMPICS in 1972.

the Relocation of the kapgang - and maratonkonkurrencerne is one of several changes, the IOC will carry out in the hope to avoid varmeproblemer during the games.

Løbekonkurrencer of 5000 meters or longer thus, after the plan is settled on the evening, just like the start time for the multiple shooting and mountainbikekonkurrencer must be changed in order to get rid of the midday heat.

At the athletics WORLD cup in Qatar in september was maratonløbene settled at midnight to take the top of the temperature. Anyway had a wide range of participants to give up trying to implement.

the OLYMPICS in Tokyo begins 24. July and lasts until 9. august. The men's marathon run, by tradition on their last day.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 19 December 2019, 15:00

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