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Tokyo 2020 organisers under pressure amid costly new plans to tackle heat

The independent - 5 days ago
Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are facing increasing pressure in the face of spiralling costs after the International Olympic Committee admitted new measures to tackle hot weather “are not going to be free”. Japan’s scorching summer, which saw temperatures exceed 40C in the capital and resulted in the death of nearly 100 people, sparked concerns over how similar conditions would affect athletes and fans at the Games, and has led to proposals for around 20 preventative measures by the IOC including mist-spraying and heat-blocking technology.