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Main Tokyo 2020 stadium slated to begin construction in early 2016

TOKYO – Construction of the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will begin in January or February.

The government will choose a new design and builder through an international competition with the aim of completing the stadium by the spring of 2020, Sports Minister Hakubun Shimomura said on Tuesday. 161 more words


Japan to start from scratch on Tokyo Olympic stadium plan

TOKYO – Japan scrapped the design of the Olympic stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Games because of soaring costs Friday and said it will reopen bidding for a new plan, in a stunning reversal that leaves the 2019 Rugby World Cup without a main venue. 725 more words


Tokyo Olympic 'bicycle helmet' stadium scrapped

The planned Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium must be revised after its predicted cost had almost doubled to more than $2 billion, a reported record for a sports stadium. 269 more words


Tokyo Olympic venue shaping up as world's costliest stadium

TOKYO – When the dust settles on the marquee venue for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, it could well be the most expensive sports stadium in the world. 782 more words


IOC Coordination Commission Pleased With Progress, As Tokyo 2020 Embraces Olympic Agenda 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 today completed its second official visit to the Japanese capital, citing the Organising Committee’s adherence to key milestones, strong government support and its embrace of Olympic Agenda 2020 as highlights of the visit. 943 more words


IOC wants Tokyo 2020 organizers to finalize plans for new stadium

TOKYO – Tokyo organizers of the 2020 Olympics have been asked to finalize plans for the main stadium by the International Olympic Committee after it was confirmed that building costs have almost doubled. 192 more words