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Disaster risks make 2020 planning 'more complex' - IOC's Coates


TOKYO (Reuters) - Planning for the Tokyo 2020 Games has been made harder because of the high disaster risks in Japan, a reality hammered home by a deadly typhoon and earthquake just last week, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and top Tokyo planner John Coates said on Wednesday.

Western Japan last week was hit by the strongest typhoon to strike the nation in 25 years, and then just days later by an earthquake that paralysed the northernmost main island of Hokkaido and left roughly 40 dead.

   

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