Typhoon expected to hit Tokyo 2020 on Tuesday but Olympic organisers hopeful no more events will need to be moved

Typhoon expected to hit Tokyo 2020 on Tuesday but Olympic organisers hopeful no more events will need to be moved

A CATEGORY THREE typhoon is set to hit Tokyo on Tuesday.

But organisers are optimistic that there will be no further disruption caused to the schedule.


Organisers suspended men's and women's rowing that was set to take place on Tuesday and brought forward Monday's sailing events by a day.

The quad sculls medal rounds have been pushed back to Wednesday, along with the lightweight double sculls and pairs semi-finals.

And the single sculls semi-finals, initially due to take place on Wednesday, will now happen on Thursday.

Heavy rain is forecast for Tuesday and conditions don't look great for Wednesday and Thursday, either.

But the worst of the storm, which was upgraded from a tropical cyclone to a typhoon on Friday, should have passed by Wednesday.

Organisers previously said: "Adverse weather is expected on Tuesday… which would bring high winds and strong gusts creating unequal and potentially unrowable racing conditions."

The IOC have also been at pains to remind athletes to stop hugging during celebrations due to Covid fears.

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The IOC's Mark Adams said: "We will make a last big push to remind people and to get them to do their duty.

"If we find people who are breaking the rules, we will talk to them and ask them to abide by the rules.

"I think at this stage it's where we are and I hope that works because this is a very important issue for us and everybody."

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