The International Olympic Committee says it is considering moving the marathon and race walking events for next year's Tokyo Olympics to the northern Japanese city of Sapporo.
The IOC announced this on Wednesday, citing cooler conditions expected in the city in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido.
Wednesday marks one year until the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, with preparations for the event progressing on schedule.
Japan will welcome people from around the world from July 24 to August 9 next year for its first summer Olympics since 1964. Over the course of 17 days, thousands of athletes will compete in a record 339 events across 33 sports.
A Japanese animation company and the International Olympic Committee say they are collaborating to create an animated short film to share the Olympic spirit with young people ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Studio Ponoc and the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage made the announcement on Monday at an international animation festival in the southeastern French town of Annecy.