Tokyo concedes defeat over marathon, call for golf switch

A logo is displayed on a fence in Tokyo (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Tokyo government officials have conceded defeat in their dispute with the International Olympic Committee over the location for the marathon at next year’s Olympics after it was confirmed that the event will be moved to Sapporo.

Tokyo 2020, the organising committee, met with the IOC, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) and the Japanese Government to discuss the matter and it was ultimately decided that the Olympic marathon and Olympic race walk events would be held on Japan’s cooler, northern island of Hokkaido.

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