Olympic athletes face Tokyo's sweltering ‘abnormal summer’
SCMP, 22 Jul 2021
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Tokyo’s sweltering summer is adding to the pressure felt by the Olympic athletes this year. On July 21, 2021, temperatures hit 33.1 degrees Celsius (91.6 Fahrenheit) and Japan’s weather bureau issued heatstroke alerts for the fifth straight day.
Experts warned that the recent Covid-19 spike and the swell of heatstroke patients could put a strain on the health care system.
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