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Cornel Marculescu, executive director of FINA, the international swimming federation, met Tuesday with Gov. Yuriko Koike and requested that Tokyo stick to its initial plan of building a new aquatics center for the 2020 Olympics.

As a representative of the international governing body of swimming, Marculescu visited the metropolitan government building and was joined by Japan Swimming Federation President Tsuyoshi Aoki while he exchanged opinions with Koike regarding the Tokyo panel’s proposal to renovate and use an existing facility rather than build a new one.

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