Tokyo 2020 CEO pledges to keep Games costs under budget

Tokyo Olympics organisers sought to reassure Japan’s public that the cost for hosting the Games will not exceed budgeted estimates, amid worries over possible overruns caused partly by late venue switches for the marathon and walking events. “We will keep telling the public that costs will stay at 1.35 trillion yen ($12 billion) and won’t rise from here,” Toshiro Mutoh, CEO of Tokyo 2020, told Reuters in an interview on Thursday. But that the budgeted figure did not include an estimated 3 billion yen needed to move the marathon and…

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Shuttlers have tough mission to do well in Tokyo 2020

A superb badminton season ended with a great show at the World Tour Finals in China but for Malaysia, there was only a grim reminder – that it will be tough to qualify and even win one medal at next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games. In the finale in Guangzhou, Kento Momota of Japan showed the world he is the hot favourite to win his country’s first men’s singles Olympic Games badminton gold after ending the year in swashbuckling fashion – by winning his 11th title on Sunday. China swept three…

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