Games organizers: Safety first as storm approaches

NHK -- Jul 26
The organizers for the Tokyo Games say they will put top priority on safety of all those concerned in considering event schedule changes due to the approaching storm.

Spokesperson Takaya Masanori of the Tokyo organizing committee told a news conference on Monday that it has already rescheduled rowing and archery events.

Tropical storm Nepartak is threatening to make landfall in eastern or northeastern Japan on Tuesday.

Takaya said no changes have been made for the other events. But he said the committee has been talking with related organizations on how to proceed based on the latest weather information.

He said the committee will make decisions as quickly as possible and provide information. - NHK