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Olympic Rowing schedule hit by the harbinger of the storm: What you need to know

The tropical storm approaching Tokyo has forced Olympic organizers to defer rowing finals because of the danger of strong winds.

The storm, named Nepartak, is expected to come over eastern Japan on Tuesday, bringing rain and gusty winds to the capital. "As per forecast advisory issued by the weather services, adverse weather is expected on Tuesday 27 July 2021 which would bring high-velocity winds and strong gusts creating unequal and potentially unfavorable racing conditions," Olympic organizers said in a statement.

The rowing finals due on Tuesday, including the women's four and men's four events, will be held on Wednesday. That means a knock-on effect on other finals, move from Thursday to Friday.

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