Tokyo to keep Olympic venues clustered


TOKYO, Sept. 14 (UPI) — The 2020 Summer Olympics will occupy a fairly small footprint in Tokyo, the city’s official plan for the event revealed. 

The Japan Times said 75 percent of the sports venues will be within a few miles of the Olympic Village rather than being spread over a much wider area. 

The Olympic Village itself will be built on a site currently used as landfill on the Harumi waterfront in the city’s Chuo Ward. Twenty-eight of the 37 venues will be within 8 kilometers (4.9 miles) of the village. 

The Olympic Village will be converted into condominiums, apartments and other uses after the games. The Japanese capital will also have a new swimming arena and 80,000-seat stadium as its Olympic legacy.


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