Heat headache for 2020 planners as Tokyo swelters a year before Games

FILE PHOTO: A child plays in water near Olympic rings placed at Madureira Park ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 17, 2016. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

TOKYO (Reuters) – Soaring temperatures in Japan have killed at least 57 people since late July, authorities said on Tuesday, highlighting the health threat to athletes and fans that Olympics organizers must tackle before next year’s Tokyo games. Temperatures have been stuck above 31 Celsius (88 Fahrenheit) in and around Tokyo since July 24, the […]

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