Postponed Tokyo Olympics to cost extra $2.4 billion

The coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Olympics will cost at least an extra $2.4 billion, organisers said Friday, with the unprecedented postponement and a raft of pandemic health measures ballooning an already outsized budget. The extra costs come as officials work to build enthusiasm for the first Games postponed in peacetime, insisting the massive event can go ahead next year even if the pandemic is not under control. But more spending, on top of the previous budget of about $13 billion, could further harden public opinion in Japan, where polls this year showed…

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