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Tokyo 2020 Organizers Facing Cost Increases Up To $2.6B

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 16

While Rio Olympic organizers are "under immense pressure to finish preparations" before Aug. 5, their Tokyo counterparts are "already facing skyrocketing costs for an event four years away," according to the AP. Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President Yoshiro Mori acknowledged at an exec board mee...

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