Tokyo Games postponement to cost $3.8b: Organisers

Tokyo Games postponement to cost $3.8b: Organisers
Boats tow the giant Olympic rings, which are being temporarily removed for maintenance, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, at the waterfront area at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, Japan, Aug 6, 2020.
PHOTO: Reuters

TOKYO  - The postponement of the Tokyo Games until next year because of the novel coronavirus pandemic will cost 294 billion yen (S$3.8 billion), organisers said on Friday (Dec 4).

The extra costs will be shared by the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Japanese government.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government was expected to pay 120 billion yen, while the organising committee and the Japanese government would pay the remainder, 103 billion yen and 71 billion yen respectively, organisers said.

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