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Public To Have Access To Urban Sports Venues During 2020 Tokyo Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 29 / 17

IOC VP John Coates said that the 2020 Olympics will "take on a radical new look, with its urban sports venues to be open for public use while the games are in progress," according to Shintaro Kano of KYODO. Following an IOC Coordination Commission visit of the Aomi Urban Sports Venue ...

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