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Tokyo Olympic scandals redux

Japan overcame huge problems for the 1964 Olympics but may come short for 2020

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Despite many delays leading up to the 1964 Games, the Tokyo Olympics turned out to be a success.   © Kyodo

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are nearly four years away, but already Japan has suffered huge embarrassments.

First there was a decision to scrap the National Stadium design and replace it, setting construction behind schedule. Then there was a scandal about a plagiarized logo for the games, followed by the discovery that the replacement design for the stadium did not include an Olympic cauldron.

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