SNOW GUNS FOR SUMMER OLYMPICS
8th September 2019
Last modified on December 19th, 2019
They are no strangers at the Winter Games but are to be tested & perhaps deployed at the Summer Games Tokyo 2020.
The Games will take place from 24th July to 9th August 2020.
The temperature reaches 35 to 40 degrees in July-August.
It will be more like a thin spray of ice/cold water than artificial snow and it may be sprayed on the spectator seats and the ground in places during the Games.
This is expected to reduce the temperature by 5 to 10 degrees.
“We haven’t decided definitively that we will use this system next year for the Olympics, but we want to test it to see how effective it is,” a Tokyo 2020 spokeswoman told the newsagency, AFP.
At a beach volleyball test event in July vapour sprays, shaded and air-conditioned rest areas and distribution of water and ice packs were tried.