Tokyo (dpa) – The impact of tropical storm Nepartak on the Olympic Games in Tokyo could be less than feared despite some events already being rescheduled, organizers said Monday.
“You should not be too worried about the storm,” Tokyo 2020 spokesperson Masa Tayaka said.
The storm is expected to arrive on the Japanese mainland late Tuesday and archery has already adjusted the timing of matches with ties due to be played in the second session moved to Wednesday and Thursday.
Rowing has also delayed medal events to Wednesday but sailing and surfing, depending on where exactly the storm lands, could now be unaffected.
Nepartak, previously considered a typhoon, had caused weather authorities concern as they warned of heavy rains, gale force winds and high waves which could already affect the Tokyo region from Monday onwards.