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× Tale of 2 Cities: Sapporo likes race move; Tokyo not much

TOKYO --- Sapporo officials are thrilled with a proposal to move next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons to the northern Japanese city to avoid the summer heat in the city.

That was not the case in Tokyo, where the reaction to the move seemed to catch city and organizing committee officials by surprise.

"We take this as an honor," Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto said.

Sapporo, which hosted the…