Exposing the agreement between Tokyo Olympic Games and IOC that marathon walking will move to Sapporo

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 Exposing the agreement between Tokyo Olympic Games and IOC that marathon walking will move to Sapporo


It is reported that the International Olympic Committee is promoting this measure, because they have been worried about the impact of the summer heat in Tokyo on Athletes participation. Compared with Tokyo, Sapporo is located in the northern part of Hokkaido, a cooler island.

Tokyos governor, baihezi Koike, has publicly and firmly opposed the proposal in the past few weeks, hoping to keep one of the most eye-catching Olympic sports.

According to Nikkei news, Xiaochi yesterday acknowledged the will of the International Olympic Committee. She has been meeting this week with the IOC Coordination Commission, which oversees the preparations for the games. After a final meeting with coordinating committee director John Coates, it is expected that the transfer of Marathon and race walking competitions to Sapporo will be finalized.

Nikkei news said Tokyo acquiesced to the IOCs wish to avoid a protracted dispute that could damage the Olympic movement.

The marathon and walking events of the Tokyo Olympic Games are scheduled to be held in early August 2020. The International Olympic Committee has determined that Sapporo is cooler than Tokyo, where the average temperature in early August was about 4C lower than Tokyo. The IOCs decision comes as a number of athletes abstained from the world track and Field Championships womens marathon in Doha in September due to high temperature and hot weather. Some senior officials of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government believe that if the two events have to leave Tokyo, they would rather change to the earthquake and tsunami disaster area of East Japan in 2011 and choose a northeastern city to hold, so as to increase the revival color of the Olympic Games. Kotz consoled Tokyo, saying he would consider holding an award ceremony for the marathon and walking events in Tokyo. The mayor of Sapporo, akiwon Keguang, previously stated that the operating expenses of the event should be borne by the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee in principle, and Sapporo would discuss the cost sharing with the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee and other parties. Source: Netease sports Author: Zhong Wen editor in charge: Wang MuQing, Niu nb12712

The marathon and walking events of the Tokyo Olympic Games are scheduled to be held in early August 2020. The International Olympic Committee has determined that Sapporo is cooler than Tokyo, where the average temperature in early August was about 4C lower than Tokyo.

The IOCs decision comes as a number of athletes abstained from the world track and Field Championships womens marathon in Doha in September due to high temperature and hot weather.

Some senior officials of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government believe that if the two events have to leave Tokyo, they would rather change to the earthquake and tsunami disaster area of East Japan in 2011 and choose a northeastern city to hold, so as to increase the revival color of the Olympic Games. Kotz consoled Tokyo, saying he would consider holding an award ceremony for the marathon and walking events in Tokyo.

The mayor of Sapporo, akiwon Keguang, previously stated that the operating expenses of the event should be borne by the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee in principle, and Sapporo would discuss the cost sharing with the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee and other parties.