Tokyo Opens Empty Summer Olympics Venues for Public Use

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If not coronavirus pandemic, Tokyo Olympics venues that would have been packed with the world’s top athletes and supporters. Now all those venues are being opened up for use by the sporting federation and the public.

The newly built Canoe Slalom Centre unlocked on Monday for athletes to practice, while the recently renovated Tatsumi Swimming Centre, which is imposed to host water polo, will be available for use from mid-August.

The Games had been scheduled to commence last Friday but have been postponed to 2021.

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The bill for the Tokyo Olympic Games had come to more than 1.35 trillion yen ($12.6 billion) before the postponement.

The International Olympic Committee has estimated the postponement will cost it $800 million while Japan has yet to give an estimate on how much the suspension will cost the country.

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