With the temperature reaching 41.1 C Monday, concerns are high that similar conditions in 2020 could disrupt the games.
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As Tokyo melts in a record-breaking heat wave, Olympic organizers are looking at ways to combat the heat when the 2020 Games rolls into town in two years.Although organizers will hope temperatures do not reach such heights again, the Tokyo average in July is still over 30 C since 1998, according to the Japanese Meteorological Agency.Organizers have talked of spraying over 100 kilometers of road, including the route for the marathon and walking events.Although no product has yet been approved for use by Tokyo 2020 organizers, a compound produced by Fujita Road Construction Co. Ltd. made an appearance at the recent "Heat Solutions Expo" held in the Japanese capital.
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