Typhoon Threatens to Hit Tokyo Olympic Games

A typhoon could wreak havoc on the Tokyo Olympic Games next week, adding to their already tumultuous start.

The Japanese Meteorological Agency believes a storm developing in the Philippine Sea could head dangerously close to Tokyo. The storm warning is just the latest hurdle that organizers of the games have while facing a number of challenges including the persistence of COVID-19. But for Olympic surfers, according to Newsweek, the news couldn’t be better.

“There’s going to be good waves, there’s a strong typhoon here off the coast of Japan, and we know that the waves are getting bigger,” said Fernando Aguerre, president of the International Surfing Association.

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