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Sunday, September 8, 2013

After The Olympics In Rio, 10K Will Be In Tokyo Bay

First Olympic open water swimming debuted in a rowing basin in Beijing, then the aquatic discipline was showcased in the equally calm Serpentine in London. Next the 10K will be held in potentially rough water in Copacabana Beach during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

It was decided yesterday that Japan will host the 2020 Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee decided upon Tokyo over Istanbul and Madrid as its host for the 2020 Summer Olympics in September 2013.

As a result, Tokyo Bay will be the site of 2020 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim and triathlon swim leg.

The loop course for the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim will be held along Odaiba Marine Park which is within minutes of the center of Tokyo. Athletes will be in full view of grandstands along a well-designed shopping and entertainment destination.

The Olympic 10K Marathon Swim and triathlon swim leg will take place along a promenade where tens of thousands of fans can cheer for the favorite triathletes and open water swimmers. The water should be comfortably warm in the summer (22°C+) with only a slight bit of tidal action and a slight potential for mild wind-generated surface chop. The air temperature is expected to be toasty warm and fairly humid.

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