Olympia-No plans to postpone further events as the storm approaches


Tokyo Olympics organizers have no plans to postpone any further events for the Games, they said Monday as tropical storm Nepartak headed for Japan’s main island.

Rowing https://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-storm-japan-olympics/olympics-tokyo-braces-as-storm-snarls-schedules-after-withering-heat-idUSKBN2EV0A7 and archery https: // www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/archery-individual-events-rescheduled-after-bad-weather-forecast-2021-07-25 The events have been postponed due to the storm that is expected and could hit Japan’s northeast coast on Tuesday bring heavy rain to the capital. Tuesday’s rowing races have been postponed to later in the week, while Monday’s events have been postponed to Sunday in anticipation of the storm.

“There are currently no plans to change the schedule for the other events to take place on Tuesday,” Tokyo 2020 spokesman Masa Takaya told reporters. The likely wind and rain will follow the intense heat that caused an Olympic archer to collapse and skateboarders to complain about unbearable conditions at 9 a.m.

The rain also threatens Tuesday’s two medal games for softball. Canada, vying for bronze, said its flights home were scheduled for Wednesday and the next available ones might not be until Saturday as the pandemic has limited options. But their accommodation must be taken over earlier by newly arriving athletes.

“We really hope the game continues tomorrow,” said coach Mark Smith. “We don’t have a lot of flexibility.” The shift would give athletes six steamy days of recovery after five games, but Canadian pitcher Danielle Lawrie said she could do without it.

“When you’re in the last four teams, you run with some adrenaline,” she said. “Once you’re warmed up and ready to fight, you forget how it all feels.”

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency website, the storm is slated to sweep north of Tokyo.

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