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2020 Olympic Marathon Trials to Split Men's and Women's Broadcasts Between TBS and NHK

On Aug. 9 at a Tokyo-area press conference the JAAF announced that the MGC Race 2020 Olympic marathon trials scheduled for Sept. 15, 2019 will be split between two broadcasters, the men's race going to TBS and the women's race to NHK.

At the press conference JAAF executive director Mitsugi Ogata explained that after communicating their terms and conditions for the event to the major broadcast companies the JAAF evaluated their proposals for the broadcast and its promotion. The selection committee then made its determination on which broadcasters would win the contract.

Ogata commented, "The precise details have yet to be determined but we are considering a start time around 9:00 a.m. We would like to establish the difference in start time between the men's and women's races in consultation with the various parties involved."

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