The Hottest Olympic Competition

Cartoon by Alex Bowman

It was well known that the Tokyo Olympics would be very hot, but it’s now shaping up to be the hottest games in history, and athletes are paying the price.

Athletes have had to be routinely treated for heat exhaustion. A Russian tennis star said he could “die” in the suffocating heat and humidity and a Spanish player had to be taken off the court in a wheelchair because of heatstroke and was forced to forfeit her quarterfinal match.

The competition should be too hot to handle, not the weather!

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