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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Budget Woes To Continue Through '19, Games CEO Says

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 19 / 17

Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said that uncertainty over the final budget for the Games "will continue" until '19, according to Sherry Zheng of the AP. Muto said, "We will continue to explore more cost efficiencies." The estimated cost of hosting the Games has doubled to 1.4T yen ($12.6B) from th...

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