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Grammar detail: にわたって

にわたって
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にわたって
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from X for Y (days/weeks/hours etc.)
わた
る means to cross (a river) or span (a time period) etc., and here in its te form it indicates that a length of time is being spanned. In this usage it is typically written in kana.
あした
明日
から16
にっかん
日間
にわたってオリンピック
かいさい
開催
される

The Olympics will be held from tomorrow for sixteen days.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ト   わた to cross   わた to hand over   
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メイ   ミョウ   あかり light   あかるい bright   あかるむ to brighten   あからむ to become luminous (at dawn)   あきらか obvious   あかす to lay bare   あ to open   あける to empty   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
カン   ケン   あいだ interval, between   ま space, room   
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カイ   あ to (be) open   あける    ひら to open (something)   ひらける to open out (eg view)   
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サイ   hold a meeting   もよう to hold (a meeting), to sponsor   
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