Tokyo 2020 Olympics in race to finish events before typhoon hits Japan on Sunday and threatens to cause schedule chaos
TOKYO Olympic bosses are facing a race to get this year's Games finished before a typhoon hits the city.
Typhoon Mirinae is expected to hit easter Japan this weekend with weather warnings in place.
Locals have been warned of strong winds, high waves and risks of landslides and floods across the eastern coastline.
And that could cause problems for the Olympics – which are set to conclude on Sunday.
All events have to be completed before the Closing Ceremony on Sunday night which leaves not much wriggle room.
The men's marathon – which starts at 7am local time on Sunday – is most in danger and runners could face some tough conditions.
Most other events set to take place on Sunday are indoors, including boxing, handball and volleyball finals.
There is a full schedule in the athletics to complete on Saturday night and also equestrian finals.
The women's golf started early on Saturday to avoid the worst of the weather with fears it would need to be curtailed if not completed.
There was a slight weather delay before American Nelly Korda won gold as the tournament was completed.
Earlier in the Games, storms played havoc with the rowing schedule with events pushed back a few days.
Tokyo 2020 spokesman Masa Takaya said: "We are firmly and calmly paying attention. It is necessary to inform you objectively, so that we can avoid excessive overreaction."
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