| COPENHAGEN, Sept 30
COPENHAGEN, Sept 30 Tokyo governor Shintaro
Ishihara warned on Wednesday the 2016 Olympics could be the last
Games, with global warming an immediate threat to mankind.
Tokyo is bidding to host the 2016 summer Olympics with
Chicago, Rio de Janeiro and Madrid also in the running. The
International Olympic Committee will elect the winning candidate
during its session on Oct. 2 in the Danish capital.
"It could be that the 2016 Games are the last Olympics in
the history of mankind," Ishihara told reporters at a Tokyo 2016
press event ahead of the vote.
"Global warming is getting worse. We have to come up with
measures without which Olympic Games could not last long.
"Scientists have said we have passed the point of no
return," said Ishihara.
Tokyo has put considerable emphasis on staging a green Games
with the planned Olympic stadium the first to be fully powered
by renewable energy, including solar power.
"Tokyo is prepared to do everything to create the best
conditions for the athletes," he said.
(Editing by Alison Wildey; To query or comment on this story