The Reuters global sports blog
You could ordinarily be forgiven for having sweaty palms and a quickening heartbeat before you play a world championship final.
But not if your sport is ping pong and you are playing in the world table tennis finals in Yokohama.
Players were undergoing thermographic imaging checks upon arrival at the venue following a local flu scare.
Japanese organisers brought in the equipment, similar to machines used at the country’s major airports, after a schoolboy was admitted to hospital.
from Raw Japan:
For all the giant strides Japan has made in putting up signs nationwide to show foreign visitors what they should or should not do in temples, public baths and sports stadiums, it seems someone forgot about the world table tennis championships in Yokohama.
The English version of the official website for the tournament delightfully serves up "suitable assistance" guidelines for visiting fans.