Sports are feeling the heat from climate change

Climate change is likely to melt glaciers, raise sea levels and obliterate vulnerable species. It may also disrupt venerable sporting traditions.

The 2020 Olympic marathon, previously scheduled for Tokyo, is now being relocated to cooler Sapporo, thanks to extreme heatwaves that have killed hundreds and hospitalised thousands in recent years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 25, 2019, with the headline 'Sports are feeling the heat from climate change'. Print Edition | Subscribe