International Olympic Committee announces plans to move Olympic marathon and race walking to Sapporo

International Olympic Committee announces plans to move Olympic marathon and race walking to Sapporo

Tokyo 2020 Cooler conditions for these endurance events are part of comprehensive measures to protect athletes, officials and spectators during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it is planning to move the Olympic marathon and race walking events to Sapporo, the host city of the Olympic Winter Games 1972. The move to Hokkaido, the northern-most prefecture of Japan, will mean significantly lower temperatures for the athletes during the Olympic Games. In Sapporo, temperatures during the Games period are as much as five to six degrees centigrade cooler during the day than in […]

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