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Japan: Tokyo 2020 organisers run earthquake drill at Olympic venue

Japan, Tokyo
December 19, 2019 at 12:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Tokyo 2020 organisers ran an earthquake drill on Thursday at Tokyo's Ariake Gymnastics Centre, a new venue for the 2020 Olympics, to test their preparedness should a disaster hit during the Games.

Organisers simulated their reaction should a magnitude 7.3 earthquake - centred in northern Tokyo Bay, the site of 12 Olympic venues - strike.

350 spectators reportedly participated in the drill.

Medics, police, firefighters and military personnel were present at the Gymnastics Centre as part of the drill where they tended to spectators pretending to be wounded, with dummies standing in for the more seriously injured.

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Tokyo 2020 organisers ran an earthquake drill on Thursday at Tokyo's Ariake Gymnastics Centre, a new venue for the 2020 Olympics, to test their preparedness should a disaster hit during the Games.

Organisers simulated their reaction should a magnitude 7.3 earthquake - centred in northern Tokyo Bay, the site of 12 Olympic venues - strike.

350 spectators reportedly participated in the drill.

Medics, police, firefighters and military personnel were present at the Gymnastics Centre as part of the drill where they tended to spectators pretending to be wounded, with dummies standing in for the more seriously injured.

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