Storm Approaches Tokyo Olympic Venues, But Worries are Easing
The consequences of Tropical Storm Nepartak for the Tokyo Olympics may be less severe than initially feared. As a precaution, some parts have been moved, the organizers said Monday.
“We are not too concerned about the storm,” a spokesperson for the organization said.
Meteorologists expect the storm to hit the Japanese mainland on Tuesday evening. As a result, some events, such as archery, have been moved to Wednesday and Thursday.
The rowing finals have also been postponed to Wednesday, but sailing and surfing, depending on where exactly the storm lands, could continue as it stands.
Nepartak, previously considered a typhoon, has put the organization in a difficult situation as meteorologists warned of heavy rains, gale-force winds and high waves that could hit the Tokyo region as early as Monday.