Ambient conditions prior to Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games : considerations for acclimation or acclimatization strategies / Nicola Gerrett... [et al.]

Gerrett, Nicola

The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games in 2020 will be held in hot and humid conditions. Heat acclimation (in a climatic chamber) or heat acclimatization (natural environment) is essential to prepare the (endurance) athletes and reduce the performance loss associated with work in the heat. Based on the 1990–2018 hourly meteorological data of Tokyo and the derived wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) (Liljegren method), Heat Index and Humidex, it is shown that the circumstances prior to the games are likely not sufficiently hot to fully adapt to the heat.

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