Japan orders ‘full review’ of 2020 Olympic stadium

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday called for a complete review of plans for Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic stadium amid growing public anger over its eye-watering $2bn price tag.

“I have decided we must go back to the drawing board,” Abe told reporters after meeting Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori, sports minister Hakubun Shimomura and Olympics minister Toshiaki Endo.

“We have looked at the logistics and construction period and I have made this decision because I was assured that we can definitely complete construction on time.
“We must control costs as far as possible,” he added. “We are determined to draw up the best possible plan, and we have to draft that plan as quickly as possible.”
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Source News: Gulf Times