National Apr 28, 2017

Environmentalists question Tokyo's Olympic timber sustainability practices

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee's code for sustainable procurement of timber used in Games venues allows contractors to use materials from questionable sources, a representative of the environmental group Rainforest Action Network said Thursday. The Sustainable Sourcing Code for Timber provided a "huge compromise in ...

Tokyo lays plans to scale down Olympic venues once games are over

National Nov 12, 2014

Tokyo lays plans to scale down Olympic venues once games are over

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to scale down facilities for the 2020 Summer Games once the sports extravaganza is over, drawing a lesson from London's post-Olympic management. After the London hosted the Olympics in 2012, some venues were converted to accommodate a smaller number of ...