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OITA, Japan (Reuters) - The news that the marathon and walking events at the Tokyo Olympics are set to move to a cooler climate will be welcomed by the majority of athletes, who can now focus on reaching their absolute maximum without fear of a major medical breakdown.
JOHOR BARU: Johor Zoo and the Pasir Gudang Estuarine Crocodile Sanctuary workers are keeping close tabs on the animals due to the haze.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Olympic officials used a snow machine to spray a crowd of volunteers with shaved ice and slush on Friday as they tried out ways to keep spectators cool at next year's summer games in Japan.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese utility Tokyo Electric Power is struggling to restore power to nearly half a million homes after outages caused by Typhoon Faxai, while at least two people have died because of a lack of electricity, media said on Wednesday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - One of the strongest typhoons to hit eastern Japan in recent years struck just east of the capital Tokyo on Monday, killing one woman, with record-breaking winds and stinging rain damaging buildings and disrupting transport.
TOKYO (Reuters) - In a bid to keep visitors cool in blistering temperatures expected during next year's Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games, organisers may deploy machines to sprinkle spectators with manmade snow.
TOKYO (Reuters) - This year's Rugby World Cup, the first to be held in Asia, will produce many unique challenges for the world's top players but one of the biggest might be Japan's varied climate.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The International Triathlon Union's decision to reduce the distance of the run segment in Thursday's women's Olympics qualifying event because of heat concerns is the latest setback for Tokyo 2020 organisers battling extreme temperatures.
TOKYO (Reuters) - British triathletes Jessica Learmonth and Georgia Taylor Brown were both disqualified after they crossed the line together following the heat-affected test event for next year's Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The marathon race at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics will start 30 minutes earlier than originally scheduled, as part of the organisers' efforts to tackle the heat threat to athletes and fans in the Japanese capital.