Japanese news sources are reporting today that 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games organizers are considering seeking a new location for the venue for the Olympic and Paralympic triathlon events that were supposed to be held at Yokohama for running and Odaiba Seaside Park for swimming. The current location has issues with airspace and water quality.
The Yokohama and Odaiba Seaside Park locations have problems with the airspace because it is in the vicinity to the Haneda Airport, which prohibits the ability to film competition using a helicopter. Concerns were initially raised after a triathlon event was held there earlier this year in regards to suitability. There were limitations in the media’s ability to report on it from the air.
Water quality issues have been raised at Odaiba Seaside Park, where the beach is regularly closed to swimming because the quality falls below national standards. The original plans called for Odaiba Seaside Park to be completed by 2016.