IOC to Move Tokyo 2020 Golf Due to Hot Weather Condition

Last Updated on November 1, 2019 by Daniel

An outstanding Japanese lawmaker has approached Olympic boss, Thomas Bach, to move the Tokyo 2020 golf competitions someplace cooler, saying that keeping them in their arranged area would be flippant due to the hot weather condition.

At any rate 57 individuals passed on in Japan in a fourteen-day duration this late spring because of taking off temperatures, with in excess of 1,800 taken to medical clinics in a considerably shorter time-range.

The smothering temperatures in Tokyo specifically have just incited the

(IOC) to demand coordinators move one year from now’s long-distance race and walking occasions to the cooler northern island of Hokkaido.

Shigefumi Matsuzawa, an individual from Japan’s House of Councilors, has now written to IOC President Bach delineating his worries about Kasumigaseki Golf Club, which is found inland in Saitama Prefecture, around 50 kilometers northwest of focal Tokyo.

“The issue of measures against a very blistering climate is a particularly difficult issue,” Matsuzawa wrote in a letter on Oct. 25. “In 2017, an exploration group from Tokyo Metropolitan University distributed a paper … with perception results showing that Kawagoe City in Saitama Prefecture, where Kasumigaseki is found, is the most smoking spot in Japan.

“The period between late July and early August is the most blazing time frame in Japan’s mid-year, thus it is no distortion to state that coercively holding an open-air game in the most blazing locale of Japan as of now is incredibly flippant.”

The IOC’s choice to demand the long-distance race and strolling occasions being moved north have chafed the legislative leader of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, who said the capital city had contributed a ton of time and cash into getting ready enemy of warmth measures.

When reached yesterday, Tokyo 2020 coordinators were not able to promptly offer remark on the letter.

Matsuzawa said his worry was for the golf players as well as for volunteers and observers without clubhouse get to, who — he composed — would have no place to get away from the warmth and stickiness.

The normal temperature in the course of recent years during the planned challenge dates — July 30 to August 2 for men and August 5 to 8 for ladies — had been 31.7 degrees Celsius (89F), he composed.

Extrapolating from past figures, Matsuzawa assessed that up to 1,250 individuals could experience the ill effects of heatstroke during the eight days of the golf rivalry.

“Ambulances and emergency clinics will be not able to adapt and to heatstroke patients crumbling in a steady progression, the probability of fatalities happening can’t be precluded,” he included.

Matsuzawa, who was a legislative leader of Kanagawa Prefecture from 2003-2011, prescribed moving the golf to Wakasu Golf Links contiguous Tokyo Bay, where temperatures at that season are by and large four degrees Celsius cooler than Kasumigaseki.

On the other hand, he composed, the focal mountain locales of Hakone and Nagano, or even Hokkaido would likewise be appropriate.

This isn’t the principal discussion including the Kasumigaseki Golf Club.

The club rejected its male-just enrollment in March 2017 after the IOC expressed it would discover another scene if the arrangement stayed set up. The club said in May 2018 that it had conceded three ladies’ full enrollments.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe played a series of golf at the club in November 2017.

• Culled from http://www.espn.com

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