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IOC VP John Coates Hails Tokyo 2020's Frugal Budget, 'Outstanding Progress'

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 02 / 15

The IOC on Wednesday "sought to deflect attention from a row over Tokyo's planned National Stadium" by praising organizers for keeping the 2020 Games budget in check, according to the AFP. IOC VP and Tokyo 2020 Coordination Commission Chair John Coates said that Tokyo had made "outstanding progress"...

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