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The Japan Volleyball Association (JVA), along with former Olympians, submitted a written petition Tuesday to Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike calling on the government to stick to the original plan of building the Ariake Arena volleyball venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Kenji Kimura, the JVA president, said that while he understood the need to rein in costs for the games, chopping the budget should not be the only option.

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