Now that the rainy season is finally over and we are being bombarded with nonstop media reports of heat waves and heatstroke, it is surely time to reflect once again on the lunacy of holding next year’s Olympics in July and August.

Much focus has been on the marathon, the start of which has been moved from 7:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. (not early enough, in my opinion), but there are potential problems for every sport that is played outdoors, not just for the participants but also for spectators.

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