• Kyodo


Temporary structures for the new National Stadium set to serve as the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are expected to cost more than double initial estimates, a source with the organizers said.

The overlay expenses that will come in addition to the costs for the main, permanent structure are likely to amount to about ¥10 billion ($87 million), while the anticipated spending in the bid was ¥3.8 billion, the source said Thursday.

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