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Tokyo Governor Plans to Tweak Olympic Venue Plan Amid Cost Surge

Tokyo will revise its plans for venues to host the 2020 Olympics after completing a review that takes into account rising construction costs and potential future uses for the structures, Governor Yoichi Masuzoe said.

The city is being forced to revisit its plan for 10 new sports venues as labor and material costs soar due to reconstruction work after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Masuzoe also questioned the practicality of building new sports facilities that may find little use after the games are held.