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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Slimmed down Tokyo Olympics under consideration, Gov. Koike says

Steps may include simplifying opening and closing ceremonies amid cost overruns

A security guard walks past the Tokyo 2020 Olympics decoration board in Tokyo on May 15. Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Thursday that simplifying some aspects of the 2020 Summer Olympics is now under consideration.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Thursday that simplifying some aspects of the 2020 Summer Olympics is now under consideration, as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has already caused the Games to be postponed for a year which has led to serious cost overruns.

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