Organizers Back Hokkaido Governor's Call for People Not to Come Watch Sapporo Olympic Marathon and Walks
call last week for people to voluntarily refrain from coming to watch the Olympic marathon and race walk events in Sapporo next month. The requested is intended to reduce the risk of virus transmission by minimizing the number of people coming and going in the midst of the ongoing pandemic.
The Olympic women's marathon takes place Aug. 7 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., with the men's marathon on Aug. 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. The men's 20 km race walk runs from 4:30 p.m. to 6:05 p.m. on Aug. 5, with the men's 50 km walk on Aug. 6 from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and the women's 20 km walk from 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Aug. 7.
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