The high levels of E. col bacteriai forced the officers of Tokyo acanchor the swimming segment test Paratriathlon Saturday, in the test event of next year's Paralympic Games.
The fear of health is the latest to highlight the problems that could arise during next year's Games due to the high summer temperatures in Tokyo.
The Paratriathlon race start had already been scheduled to start earlier to avoid exposing athletes to high temperatures.
According to the Reuters agency, in the tests carried out to measure the quality of the water in the Odaiba Marine Park they discovered that the E. coli bacteria levels exceeded accepted limits, which forced the test officials to cancel the swimming segment in all the triathlon tests that are held today.
Heat rages in Japan
High temperatures have killed dozens of people across Japan since late July, which highlights the possible threat to the health of athletes. Next year's Paralympic Games will take place between July 24 and August. 9
The effects of E.coli
Most varieties of E. coli are harmless or cause relatively mild diarrhea, but the more aggressive strains can cause severe stomach cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting, and in some cases lead to a form of kidney failure.