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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tokyo heat and typhoon compound Olympics complications

Tennis stars urge schedule changes while organizers eye storm expected Tuesday

Tennis players seek relief from the heat in empty stands at the Tokyo Olympics.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Scorching heat and an approaching typhoon are threatening the Tokyo Games with new complications on top of persistent coronavirus concerns.

Organizers on Monday reported 16 new positive COVID-19 cases among Olympic personnel. Three of the 16 are athletes who have not been in the Olympic Village. That brings the total since July 1 to 148.

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