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Different location possibly being sought for 2020 para-triathlon

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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.

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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.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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