2020 Olympics

Ohtawara City Government Plans to Drop Its Two Major Public Events, the Ohtwara Marathon and Yoichi Festival – Running Fitness Article

Ohtawara City Government Plans to Drop Its Two Major Public Events, the Ohtwara Marathon and Yoichi Festival On Nov. 20 it was learned that the Ohtawara municipal government is seriously considering discontinuing two of the city’s major events, the Ohtawara Marathon and the Ohtawara Yoichi Festival. Due to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Tochigi National Sports Festival the two events are likely to not be held for a period of at least three years, but due to the…

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‘Tokyo Governor Calls for Olympic Races to Remain in Capital and Criticises “Unprecedented” IOC Decision’ – Running Fitness Article

On Oct. 30 it was learned that based on the premise of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics marathons and race walks being moved to Sapporo as a safeguard against hot temperatures, the IAAF and other involved parties have proposed two plans to compress the five events into three days. Both plans call for the men’s and women’s marathons to be held the same day. In the first plan the men’s and women’s 20 km race walks would be held Aug. 7,…

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