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Triathlon test in Tokyo 2020 advances its schedule

Measures are being implemented to avoid high temperatures

The organization of Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020 announced this Thursday a one hour advance in the schedule of triathlon competitions tanto in the masculine category as in the feminine one, in addition to the mixed relay triathlon, as part of the measures to combat heat.

The Olympic triathlon events will be held in 27 and 28 in July, leaving at 6: 30 in the morning, one hour before your schedule initially stipulated

The mixed relay test, which will be held on August 1, will be held at 7: 30 in the morning.

Triathlon tests remain with the following schedule:

Male triathlon

  • Date: 27 Julio 2020
  • Time: Go ahead to 6: 30 am (22: 30 Spanish time)

Female Triathlon

  • Date: 28 Julio 2020
  • Time: Go ahead to 6: 30 am (22: 30 Spanish time)

Mixed Relay Triathlon

  • Date: 1 August 2020
  • Time: Go ahead to 6: 30 am (23: 30 Spanish time)

Concern for extreme heat, the reason for the change

According to Eurosport, these schedule changes were approved by the IOC on Wednesday, the same day it approved the new headquarters and dates for the marathon, which was transferred from the Japanese capital to the Odori Park, the city of Sapporo (North of the archipelago), precisely because of the concern about the extreme heat of Tokyo summer.

These changes are within the battery of measures that the IOC was considering doing as we published in other news, where the latest analysis from the swimming area after implementing several measures to improve them

We recall that excessive levels of E.coli bacteria were detected in its waters, which generated concern for the health of swimmers and that it has finally taken some experimental measures to try to solve the problem

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