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Japan Gives Green Light For Zaha Hadid's $2B Olympic Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 06 / 15

The Japanese government confirmed that Zaha Hadid Architects' Tokyo Olympic stadium will "start on site in October" and cost £1.3B ($2.1B) to complete, according to Merlin Fulcher of ARCHITECTS JOURNAL. The announcement by Japanese Sports Minister Hakubun Shimomura "ends speculation on wh...

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Man City To Build Its Own Power Station

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Tottenham Stadium Gets Go-Ahead

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Crystal Palace To Upgrade Security

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Chinese Golf Club Accused Of Ignoring Ban

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Tottenham High Court Battle Begins

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SFA To Ask Fans About Ending Alcohol Ban

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