Storm forces organisers to reschedule Olympic events

Wind and rain sweeping Tokyo Bay delayed the start of the women's triathlon early in the morning, and the storm could threaten two medal games for softball later in the day, after organisers moved the surfing medal events a day earlier than scheduled to take advantage of the higher waves.

Tokyo was forecast to receive up 31.5 mm (1.2 inches) of rain over 24 hours from tropical storm Nepartak, now forecast to make landfall in the north early Wednesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

It was headed toward Sendai, 370 km (230 miles) up the coast from Tokyo, according to the Tropical Storm Risk monitoring site.

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