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Tokyo Olympics organizers to use technology to combat heat issues

Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 plan to use the latest technology to help deal with any heat issues. 
Temperatures reached a record 41.1 celsius in Japan on Monday, with the country experiencing a heatwave this summer. Tokyo's average July temperature is over 30c and safety measures being looked at include "mist-spraying" and "heat-blocking" technology.

More than 100km of road, including the routes for the marathon and walking events, could be sprayed with a product that reflects heat and ultraviolet rays to reduce temperatures. Moving the marathon start time to 7:00 local time is also under consideration.

 



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