- Title: Tokyo 2020 hockey venue unveiled in sweltering heat
- Date: 17th August 2019
- Summary: VARIOUS OF WATER SPRINKLERS WATERING THE ASTROTURF KOIKE AND JAPAN'S HOCKEY TEAM WALKING ONTO THE ASTROTURF KOIKE TAKING A PRACTICE SWING WITH A HOCKEY STICK A JAPANESE PLAYERS PASSING THE BALL TO A TEAMMATE (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) GOVERNOR OF TOKYO, YURIKO KOIKE, SAYING: "Today we used some mists, various types of mists, some have tents, some creates shades and just mists. We have three patterns today to show. We also have water hoses for agriculture use for irrigation. So we are trying varieties of ways of cooling. We will use the best method at Tokyo 2020. To test those countermeasures, I think test events are very important." ULTRA-FINE MIST TENTS VARIOUS OF ULTRA-FINE MIST TENTS AND PEOPLE WIPING THEIR SWEAT WET BULB FLOBE TEMPERATURE (WBGT) READING 30.1 VARIOUS OF SUPER FINE MISTS AMONGST TEMPORARY PLANTING THE SUN BLAZING HOCKEY GAME UNDERWAY / SPECTATORS SEATED IN THE STADIUM INDIAN PLAYER DRINKING FROM A BOTTLE JAPANESE MIDFIELDER SHOKO KANEFUJI AND INDIAN FORWARD RANI RAMPAL PLAYING (SOUNDBITE) (English) INDIA HOCKEY TEAM CAPTAIN, RANI RAMPAL, 24, SAYING: "Oh yes, it was really hot rather. I think every player was really tired and getting tired very quickly. But in India we are used to this. In India it is really hot nowadays." VARIOUS OF SPECTATORS IN THE STADIUM JAPANESE HOCKEY PLAYERS DRINKING FROM BOTTLES JAPANESE PLAYERS DURING A TEAM HUDDLE JAPAN HOCKEY PLAYER, SHIHORI OIKAWA, 30, SAYING: "I have played in the Netherlands for three years, so this is completely different from European climate. It is very difficult." A HOCKEY MATCH UNDERWAY
- Embargoed: 31st August 2019 13:45
- Keywords: tokyo 2020 olympics heat countermeasure temperature hockey india japan
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Equestrian,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA003ASLU9FJ
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- Story Text:After a week of Tokyo 2020 test events dominated by talks of sweltering heat and stifling humidity, it was hockey's turn under the spotlight at the newly-built Oi Hockey Stadium on Saturday (August 17).
India and Australia, along with hosts Japan, will compete in a series of matches across four days to test the facilities and and experience Tokyo's tricky summer climate.
Temperatures reached 37 degrees celsius on Saturday (August 17) but there were no reports of heat-stroke on the opening day.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike officially opened the venue earlier in the morning, with Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado in attendance, and praised the heat countermeasures that were put in place.
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