Olympics-Climate change will limit choice for Winter Games hosts, says study

FILE PHOTO: A person walks past the Olympic rings in the Zhangjiakou competition zone ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China January 15, 2022. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

(Reuters) - Of the 21 cities to host the Winter Olympics, only Sapporo, Japan would be able to provide fair and safe conditions to stage them again by the end of the century if greenhouse gases are not dramatically reduced, said a University of Waterloo study released on Tuesday.

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Waterloo, reviewed historical climate data from the 1920s along with future climate change trends.

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