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But the first sentence says renovation. :lol:

But read past the opening par to Yabe's quote:

"It will have seating for 80,000 to 100,000. We have to knock down the current National Stadium - it is old and only has a capacity of around 50,000."
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firts thoughts...

a new Olympic Stadium will be built

Kasumigaoka National Stadium, on the site of the 1964

Olympic Stadium and to be built by 2019, becoming one

of the most advanced stadiums in the world. This

stadium, with a capacity of 80,000 people, would host

the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Athletics,

Football and Rugby at the 2020 Olympic Games.


like 2016, its very compact plan

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No media village for Tokyo 2020, is this fine with the ioc?

Aherm, when you have over 110,000 hotel rooms, why would you need to build a Media Village? Just use a group of hotels near the Main Press Center and there you go.

No need to spend needless millions or even a billion on a 20,000 capacity Media Village. For bidding cities lacking in hotel space, this is a must, but for those with plentiful hotels this is unecessary.

NYC and Chicago proposed the use of hotel space, as did the likes of Paris. I think London is doing the same.

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Must say I'm getting very excited about Tokyo 2020. Admitedly, Roma was my favourite, but Tokyo is up there and their plan looks good from what I can see.

As long as they can get a decent grasp of English (and make it emotive) in their presentations, I can see it being quite the event. They'll put over a technically great bid plan, mixed with raw emotion and typical Japanese humility - something which was everywhere and quite moving when I was there last year,

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Rather surprised that the Tokyo Dome doesn't factor into their plans again. Seems like it would be an ideal venue for basketball and gymnastics with the ne Youth Plaza as a secondary basketball venue not to mention it would eliminate the need for a temporary gymnastics arena.

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Rather surprised that the Tokyo Dome doesn't factor into their plans again. Seems like it would be an ideal venue for basketball and gymnastics with the ne Youth Plaza as a secondary basketball venue not to mention it would eliminate the need for a temporary gymnastics arena.

I don;t think they wanted to convert a baseball stadium. Moreover baseball is on the shortlist for 2020 maybe that is why they left it blank so if baseball gets on the program they have a venue.

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Oh okay then, it makes more sense ;)

I was just checking to see if the ioc is okay with it or not,,,.

Btw good job tokyo on 100% full fiber optic coverage of the city, Qatar is followimg your footsteps, in 2014 we will be done..

The only reason a media village concept even exists is if hotel rooms are insufficient.

Yes, they are fine with existing accommodation, rather than "potetial" media villages.

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i wished the tokyo dome was apart of the bid, if anything that was one of the better known in tokyo. that's like having a new york olympics without madison square garden.

Agreed. I never understood why they don't use the Tokyo Dome much in the same way that Atlanta used the Georgia Dome. Atlanta used the Georgia Dome for gymnastics, basketball, and the handball finals. Surely the Tokyo Dome could do the same and you'd have a far greater number of spectators as well.

Also, the proposed Tatsumi Aquatic Center will host all swimming, diving, and water polo events. I thought with the addition of women's water polo that a seperate water polo venue was now required?

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I shall be in Tokyo and then Sendai for a few days in September. I know Miyagi Stadium wasn't damaged, although nearby Port Sendai and Tagajo were inundated. I've read the rumours about the possible move north of the sailing. If Tokyo were to win the bid, having the sailing regatta in Sendai Bay/Shiogama/Matsushima would be a very potent marker of hope for Tohoku's pacific coastline, and a more stunning backdrop than Tokyo Bay in my opinion. I shall investigate.

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ICF President José Perurena López tours Tokyo 2020 Canoeing courses

ICF President José Perurena López was in Tokyo last week to inspect the Canoe Slalom and Canoe Sprint courses for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic bid.

The President kicked off his three day trip to Japan with a course inspection of the proposed Olympic Village. The delegation to the site included Mr. Shoken Narita, Secretary General of the Japan Canoe Federation, members of Tokyo’s Metropolitan Government and Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee. Mr. Perurena was briefed extensively on the plans underway for staging canoeing at the Games.

After visiting the Olympic Village, the President visited Canoe Sprint course in the Sea Forest Waterway where he emphasized the importance of having a supplementary training course close to the venue. After the Canoe Sprint course inspection, he visited the Canoe Slalom venue in Kasai.

Mr. Narita expressed his hope that Tokyo would win the bid for the 2020 Olympic Games as that would ensure that the first artificial and international standard slalom course in Japan would be built, which would go a long way in helping to develop the discipline in Asia.

The inspection went very smoothly and a meeting was held before Mr. Perurena’s departure where he expressed his satisfaction at the proposals put forth for the Tokyo 2020 bid. At this meeting he also signed the document that approved both canoeing venues for Tokyo 2020.

“I am happy with what I have seen in Japan,” said Mr. Perurena. “I see Japan’s bid to host the Olympic Games as a step to further develop the sport on the continent; it’s an opportunity for Japan but it’s also an opportunity for canoeing.”


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Tokyo 2020 changes golf clubs

January 16 - Tokyo 2020 has switched its proposed Olympic golfing venue, in a move that would situate the battle for medals in one of the newest – and potentially most high-profile – Olympic sports well away from the zones where most Games venues would be located.

The Japanese bid now says its golf competitions would take place at the Kasumigaseki Country Club (pictured top).

This is well to the north-west of the main Olympic areas, at a distance of 49 kilometres from the Olympic Village.

At the applicant phase of the present contest, Tokyo had identified its proposed golf venue as Wakasu Golf Links in the Tokyo Bay zone, close to several other proposed Tokyo 2020 venues.

Explaining its decision to insidethegames, the bid said it had been "coordinating extensively" with national and international federations, and indicated that spectator capacity and major tournament hosting experience were among the determining factors.

The bidding contest for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, won by Rio de Janeiro, in which Tokyo came third, pre-dated golf's acquisition of Olympic status, even though the sport did ultimately win inclusion in the 2016 programme, along with rugby sevens.

Because of this, Tokyo 2016 did not require a golf plan.

Tokyo 2020 said its new venue had been approved by the International Golf Federation (IGF) and was "one of Japan's most praised golf courses".

One website consulted by insidethegames ranked Kasumigaseki's east course fifth in Japan.

Golf is a popular sport in the country and the Olympic men's and women's competitions would be expected to arouse great interest.



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Construction of New Aquatic Center is the Key Project for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics


TOKYO, Japan, September 20. SINCE Tokyo was announced at the host city of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a positive economic impact has already kicked in. Real estate prices around the area where the Athletes Village is scheduled to be built has already gone up significantly, and people are expecting this trend to continue throughout the next seven years.

Along with the Athletes Village, the new Olympic Aquatic Center is the key project for the City of Tokyo with the competition pool being constructed just a few miles away from the Athletes Village. Competitive Swimming, Synchronized Swimming and Diving will all be held in the new aquatics center, with a temporary pool, holding 6,500 seats, being built to house the Water Polo competition.

The main aquatic center is being built to hold 20,000 spectators, with plans to scale back the amount of seats to 5,000 at the end of the Games.

As we previously reported, the current budget for the construction of these two pools is set at 39.7 billion Yen ($397 million USD), and is planned to be paid solely by the City of Tokyo. Tokyo is still undecided as what to do with the current Tatsumi International Aquatic Center after the Games, as the city does not need a pair of big competition pools standing next to each other.

Tatsumi was unable to be used for the 2020 Olympic Games bid, because it stands next to a canal, which precluded Tokyo from expanding its seating capacity past its current 3,600 seats. During the Olympics, Tatsumi will be used as a training pool for athletes, but is likely destined to be dismantled after the Olympics and Paralympics


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Japanese Architects Protest Zaha Hadid’s 2020 Olympic Stadium

Pritzker Prize laureate Fumihiko Maki has rallied together a number of Japanese architects – including Sou Fujimoto, Toyo Ito and Kengo Kuma – to oppose the massive scale of Zaha Hadid’s competition-winning National Stadium. Planned to be Tokyo’s main venue for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games, Hadid’s 290,000 square meter stadium is accused of being “too big and too artificial” for the surrounding context.

“I hope that this protest is successful in shrinking the design to fit the context,” Fujimoto commented to Architects’ Journal. “I’m not fighting Zaha. The competition for the stadium was very rigorous and we can’t overturn everything. But the design could be better.”

In an effort to lead the protest, Maki has organized the symposium “Re-thinking the New National Olympic Stadium in the historical context of Gaien,” which will be live-streamed tomorrow. Toyo Ito, Hidenobu Jinnai, Shinji Miyadai and Tetsuo Furuichi are expected to participate.


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