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  1. "Athletes' health and well-being are always at the heart of our concerns," IOC President Thomas Bach said in a statement. "Working closely with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the ...

  2. Olympic marathons set to move out of Tokyo to cooler north

    The Associated Press via Yahoo SportsOct 16 15:23 PM

    Amid concern about the expected searing heat in Tokyo, the IOC wants to move the 2020 Olympic marathons 800 kilometers (500 miles) north to find cooler and safer race conditions. The ...

  3. The IOC said Wednesday it is considering moving the event to Sapporo over concerns that sweltering summer temperatures in Tokyo could affect athletes. "I was very surprised that the IOC ...

  4. Tokyo has little choice but to accept an International Olympic Committee (IOC) move to shift the 2020 marathon to a cooler northern island in Japan despite opposition to the plan in the ...

  5. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced a plan to move the 2020 Games endurance events to Sapporo on the northern island Hokkaido due to concerns about the impact of heat ...

  6. The IOC is proposing the move because temperatures in Tokyo during the July 24-August 9 Games could reach into the high 30s Celsius. In Sapporo, more than 800 kilometres (500 miles) further ...

  7. Lawyer details limits on Olympic athlete sponsorships

    Associated Press via Yahoo SportsOct 18 15:35 PM

    A lawyer with the Association of National Olympic Committees on Friday detailed the limits on athletes promoting their sponsors within new guidelines for the 2020 Tokyo Games. ANOC legal commission ...

  8. Tokyo governor surprised by 'sudden' marathon switch

    Reuters via Yahoo SportsOct 18 7:58 AM

    The IOC on Wednesday announced a plan to move the marathon and race walking events to Sapporo, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, due to concerns about heat in Tokyo next summer, ...

  9. Tale of 2 Cities: Sapporo likes race move; Tokyo not much

    Associated Press via Yahoo SportsOct 17 13:14 PM

    Sapporo officials are thrilled with a proposal to move next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons to the northern Japanese city to avoid the summer heat in the city. "We take this as an honor," Sapporo ...

  10. Olympic group postpones election awaiting leader's trial

    The Associated Press via Yahoo SportsOct 17 9:04 AM

    The global group of Olympic bodies has postponed a presidential election indefinitely until a court case involving its leader is resolved. Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah stepped aside from the ...