Athletes warn ‘hottest Games on record’ could threaten lives at Paris Olympics

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  • Annual Paris temperatures warmed by 1.8°C since 1924
  • New report cites risks posed by extreme heat

The Paris Olympics could be the hottest Games on record, with leading athletes warning that the intense heat forecast for competition could lead to athletes collapsing or – in a worst-case scenario – dying in competition.

A new report, Rings of Fire: Heat Risks at the 2024 Paris Olympics, argues the 2021 games held in Tokyo “offered a window into an alarming, escalating norm for Summer Olympics”.

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Written by Ben Doherty
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/article/2024/jun/18/paris-olympics-2024-weather-summer-temperatures-extreme-heat under the title “Athletes warn ‘hottest Games on record’ could threaten lives at Paris Olympics”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.