• Kyodo


Tokyo’s new National Stadium for the 2020 Olympics could be scaled down by 70,000-sq. meters, or approximately 25 percent, the facility’s operators said Tuesday.

The Japan Sport Council, which runs the venue, held a meeting with experts from various fields to review the original plan, which has come under fire over the design and bloated budget for the mega-stadium to replace the one built for Tokyo’s last Games in 1964.

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