Tokyo 2020; Japanese government scraps 2020 Olympic stadium design

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzō Abe, says plans for the 2020 Olympics stadium will be scrapped and a new plan will be developed from scratch. The stadium, designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, drew criticism after the estimated building costs rose to 252bn yen [£1.3bn] last year. [The Guardian]


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