Tokyo Olympics: as athletes gear up to compete, can they beat Japan’s heat?

While Covid-19 concerns have cast a pall on the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics, they have overshadowed a danger that has in recent days become more apparent – the risk of heatstroke.Many parts of Japan, including the capital region, are in the throes of a hotter-than-usual summer, with the national weather bureau issuing heatstroke alerts for a fifth consecutive day on Wednesday.The situation is considered so dire that the government is activating extra power plants – including a nuclear reactor…


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