Tokyo won the 2020 olympic bid, design for the new stadium revealed

Tokyo won the 2020 olympic bid, design for the new stadium revealed

Posted on Sep 9, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Reconstruction work on the National Stadium, which was the 1964 Tokyo Olympics‘ main stadium and will be so again for the 2020 Games, will get under way in summer next year. The renovations will be made partly out of concerns about its quake-resistance and capacity. Work is expected to be completed in the spring of 2019. The renovated National Stadium will seat about 80,000 people — or some 25,000 more than it can now accommodate — and feature nine-lane...

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Tokyo The Favorite in Vote for 2020 Olympics

Tokyo The Favorite in Vote for 2020 Olympics

Posted on Sep 7, 2013 in News, Stories about Japan | 0 comments

The International Olympics Committee will hold a vote in Buenos Aires on Friday to decide the host of the 2020 Olympics. According to oddschecker.com, a site that gathers odds from Internet betting sites, Tokyo bests its competitors at 11-10 (meaning a successful bet of $10 will return $11 plus the original stake). Madrid follows at 11-4 and Istanbul 5-1. Throughout the past week, the three cities’ delegations have had to face questions on their preparedness and ability to...

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Tokyo Public Servants Tango to Buenos Aires for Olympic Bid

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 in News, Stories about Japan | 0 comments

It’s a bit late for summer vacations, but a group of Tokyo civil servants has booked tickets to Buenos Aires to cheer on thecity’s bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics–paid for by themselves and with donations from colleagues, and using their own holiday time. About 40-50 Tokyo Metropolitan Government employees plan to depart Wednesday or Thursday ahead of the Sept. 7 International Olympic Committee’s announcement of the winning city, according to a metropolitan government...

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