Steps To Beat Summer Heat For 2020 Paralympics

Steps to beat summer heat for 2020 Paralympics

The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics are mulling the introduction of venue entryways that prioritize spectators with disabilities in the expected severe summer heat.

The Games' organizing committee held a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday, together with athletes. This coming Sunday will mark exactly one year before the opening of the Paralympics.

The committee's deputy chief, Yasushi Yamawaki, briefed reporters on progress in the preparation of the Games.

Yamawaki says the committee is studying measures to beat the expected severe heat, including entryways for those with disabilities.

Other measures include shuttle bus services linking train stations with some venues in order to help people with limited mobility.

Yamawaki said he knows a year will pass quickly, so he will make all-out efforts in the countdown.