Olympic athletes and volunteers in Tokyo ‘tortured’ by hottest Games ever

Olympic athletes and volunteers in Tokyo ‘tortured’ by hottest Games ever

Hottest Olympics in history will put pressure on organisers to rethink sport in light of climate crisis

Olympic athletes and volunteers in Tokyo are being “tortured” by dangerous heat, meteorologists have said, as the hottest Games in history puts pressure on organisers to rethink the future of sport in a climate-disrupted world.

Temperatures hit 34C in the Japanese capital on Thursday with humidity of nearly 70%. Athletes and sports scientists say the combination of heat and moisture has led to “brutal” conditions that must be avoided at future events.

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