Japan holds Tokyo Olympics test event to demonstrate safety protocols

Source Euro News

A half marathon was held on Wednesday in Japan, as Olympics organisers hoped to show COVID-19 safety measures would ensure a safe running of the games this summer.

The Tokyo Olympics test was actually held in the northern city of Sapporo instead of the capital, due to organisers’ concerns over the summer heat in Tokyo.

Athletes from overseas were part of the field for the half-marathon on what will be the Olympic course, where a system was in place to ensure athletes didn’t come into contact with the general public.

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