Mexico's Cecilia Perez (centre) collapses after competing in a women's triathlon test event at Odaiba Marine Park, a venue for marathon, swimming and triathlon at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo: AP

Tokyo 2020 Olympics moves marathon to Sapporo as IOC issues royal decree, sparking outrage in host city

  • Sweltering Tokyo weather is too hot to host the marquee event, Olympic bosses tell organisers
  • ‘Who proposed this?’ asks irate Tokyo governor – ‘a majority of Tokyo residents want the marathon race to stay ... we need to take their opinions seriously’
Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Mexico's Cecilia Perez (centre) collapses after competing in a women's triathlon test event at Odaiba Marine Park, a venue for marathon, swimming and triathlon at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo: AP
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