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Triathlon: Mislawchuk wins 'battle of nutrition' at Tokyo 2020 test event

16 Aug 2019

TOKYO Canada's Tyler Mislawchuk prevailed in a 'battle of nutrition' in sticky, humid conditions on Friday to win Tokyo’s International Triathlon Union (ITU) Olympic qualifying race, which also doubled as a Tokyo 2020 test event.

Olympics: Triathlon changes add to Tokyo 2020's heat headache

15 Aug 2019

TOKYO The International Triathlon Union's decision to reduce the distance of the run segment in Thursday's women's Olympics qualifying event because of heat concerns is the latest setback for Tokyo 2020 organisers battling extreme temperatures.

'Waste sweat' and humidity a test for players at World Cup

15 Aug 2019

TOKYO This year's Rugby World Cup, the first to be held in Asia, will produce many unique challenges for the world's top players but one of the biggest might be Japan's varied climate.

Double disqualification after heat shortens Olympic test event

15 Aug 2019

TOKYO British triathletes Jessica Learmonth and Georgia Taylor Brown were both disqualified after they crossed the line together following the heat-affected test event for next year's Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.

Tokyo paralympics marathon to start earlier due to heat fears

13 Aug 2019

TOKYO The marathon race at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics will start 30 minutes earlier than originally scheduled, as part of the organisers' efforts to tackle the heat threat to athletes and fans in the Japanese capital.

Rugby: Japan target World Cup knockout spot after Pacific triumph

13 Aug 2019

TOKYO Winning the Pacific Nations Cup triumph has given Japan every confidence that they are on the right track to achieve their goal of reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time.

Olympics construction worker dies as Tokyo swelters, heatstroke suspected

09 Aug 2019

TOKYO A worker at a Tokyo Olympics construction site died on Thursday after being found unconscious while working outside, organizers said on Friday, with media saying heatstroke was suspected as the Japanese capital swelters through a deadly heatwave. | Video

Rugby: Japan meet U.S. in Pacific Nations Cup decider

09 Aug 2019

TOKYO With the Rugby World Cup just six weeks away hosts Japan will look to put the finishing touches to their preparations for the global showpiece when they face the United States in the Pacific Nations Cup in Suva on Saturday.

Olympics: 1,000km relay to honour 2011 disaster victims ends in Tokyo

07 Aug 2019

TOKYO A 1000 kilometre, two-week relay which started in Northern Japan to raise awareness for the 2011 earthquake and tsunami ended in Tokyo on Wednesday in swelteringly conditions.

Japan rout Tonga to continue impressive World Cup build-up

03 Aug 2019

TOKYO A Yu Tamura-inspired Japan thrashed Tonga 41-7 in Osaka on Saturday to make it two wins from two in the Pacific Nations Cup as they continued their stellar preparations for next month’s Rugby World Cup.

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