23 October 2019

Tokyo 2020 Olympic tests artificial snow - Video

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It wasn't freak weather, but the latest innovation being tested by 2020 Olympics organizers hoping to keep spectators cool and comfortable when the Games take place next summer. reports citing BBC that around 300kg (47st) of artificial snow was sprayed over stands at the Sea Forest Waterway venue.

The goal: to see if it could lower heat and humidity levels.

Tokyo regularly sees temperatures of 35C and 80% humidity in July, prompting concerns that spectators could suffer heatstroke.

Sea Forest Waterway will host Olympic and Paralympic rowing and canoeing events.

Half of the 2,000 seats are uncovered, after plans for a full roof were scaled back to cut costs.

2019.09.14 / 10:59
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