With the first events of the Tokyo games kicking off today, fresh concerns have been raised over the potential sewage water that could seep into the venue for the Triathlon events. For all your Olympic coverage, stay tuned to The Inner Sanctum’s Olympic hub and the Olympics Central.
With heavy rain forecasted for the 27th of July which is the second day of competition for Triathlon, there are fresh concerns that sewage water will make its way into the Odaiba bay, despite the screens in place to try and protect the athletes.
There were also reports of an odour coming from the open water in Odaiba Bay which opens the Athletes up to coming into contact with a dangerous E.Coli bacteria that has many athletes worried.
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In an IOC memo, it said that the organisers will monitor the waters twice a day in the lead up to the competition, with a triple-layer screen being implemented last month.
“Tokyo 2020 has been conducting a daily test for the last two weeks, with the samples taken in two different locations of the body of water,” it read.
“One of them inside the barriers, one outside and is now conducting two tests per day, in the morning and evening, and the results show the underwater screen is working effectively and all samples are within the limits.”
” All results will be available for athletes and coaches to check at the Athlete’s lounge. During Games time, there will be two daily tests, each one taking 4 samples in different points.”
The Triathlon events are set to take place on the 26th, 27th and 31st of July while the marathon swimming will take place between August 5th-August 6th.
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