Official figures put the cost of the Tokyo Games at more than US$15 billion, including the building of the main stadium. The true figure is likely to be much higher. Photo: AFP Official figures put the cost of the Tokyo Games at more than US$15 billion, including the building of the main stadium. The true figure is likely to be much higher. Photo: AFP
Official figures put the cost of the Tokyo Games at more than US$15 billion, including the building of the main stadium. The true figure is likely to be much higher. Photo: AFP

Tokyo 2020: what is the price to pay for hosting an Olympic Games?

  • Past Games have shown that the final budget for staging the greatest show on earth is many times more than originally planned, and Tokyo is no exception
  • The IOC is desperate to bring down costs by encouraging cities to use temporary or existing venues

Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Official figures put the cost of the Tokyo Games at more than US$15 billion, including the building of the main stadium. The true figure is likely to be much higher. Photo: AFP Official figures put the cost of the Tokyo Games at more than US$15 billion, including the building of the main stadium. The true figure is likely to be much higher. Photo: AFP
Official figures put the cost of the Tokyo Games at more than US$15 billion, including the building of the main stadium. The true figure is likely to be much higher. Photo: AFP
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