Jul 27, 2015

LDP to submit new stadium policy by mid-August

The Liberal Democratic Party will propose a new policy and concept for the National Stadium before the Bon holiday period in mid-August, according to a senior LDP official. Tomomi Inada, head of the party’s Policy Research Council, said on a political talk show Sunday ...

Oct 29, 2014

No leads emerge in disappearance of fan during Broncos game

Relatives of a Denver Broncos fan who disappeared during last week’s game are wondering how a man with no known health or personal problems could seem to vanish without a trace. Family and friends of Paul Kitterman, 53, have been searching for him since ...

All right on the night? World Cup stadium a worry

Jun 12, 2014

All right on the night? World Cup stadium a worry

The biggest question for Thursday’s opening match of the World Cup isn’t whether host Brazil can beat Croatia but how the unfinished Itaquerao stadium will hold up in its first ever encounter with a full-capacity crowd. Will everything work? More importantly, will the 61,600 ...

High cost, corruption claims mar Brazil World Cup

May 12, 2014

High cost, corruption claims mar Brazil World Cup

The cost of building Brasilia’s World Cup stadium has nearly tripled to $900 million in public funds, largely due to allegedly fraudulent billing, government auditors say. The spike in costs has made it the world’s second-most expensive soccer arena, even though the city has ...

National Stadium plan hit as too grandiose

| Nov 25, 2013

National Stadium plan hit as too grandiose

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The new National Stadium planned for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has come under the spotlight due to its huge size and massive costs, and for a design critics say doesn’t fit in with its surroundings. Following are questions and answers regarding construction of the ...

Critics say Olympic stadium is too big

Oct 17, 2013

Critics say Olympic stadium is too big

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A famed Japanese architect’s criticism of the futuristic-looking national stadium planned for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is being shared by an increasing number of people who say it’s too big and doesn’t match the surrounding environment. In the August issue of an architecture journal, ...