Prime minister opens olympic stadium in Tokyo

At a ceremony opened Shinzo Abe, Japan's new national stadium to be used during the OLYMPICS next year. Japan's new national stadium in Tokyo is now officia

Prime minister opens olympic stadium in Tokyo

At a ceremony opened Shinzo Abe, Japan's new national stadium to be used during the OLYMPICS next year.

Japan's new national stadium in Tokyo is now officially opened and ready to use.

the Stadium used during the olympic games in the city next year, was on Sunday opened by prime minister Shinzo Abe.

The stadium has been delayed compared to the original schedule. It should among other things have been used for rugby during the WORLD cup earlier in the year, but it was not possible.

In relation to the stadium's original design is also made adjustments to ensure that costs do not run out of control. The total price is approximately of 9.6 billion dollars, writes Reuters, and AFP.

- The new national stadium will be the symbol of the olympic games and paralympic games in Tokyo in 2020. There have been many challenges in the course of the process, but today we can finally celebrate it. It is a result of everyone's hard work and dedication, says Shinzo Abe, according to Reuters.

Sunday's opening ceremony was reserved for a small group of officials.

21. december opens the stadium to the public with a multicultural event, where several sports teams - including the former topsprinter Usain Bolt will compete in the different sports, while a number of artists and musicians also will perform.

1. January settled the japanese cup final in the football at the stadium.

in addition to putting the arena for the games'opening ceremony 24. July, should the stadium also be used for both football matches and atletikkonkurrencer during the OLYMPICS.

There is space for 68.000 spectators, but during the OLYMPICS will the capacity has been reduced to approximately 60,000 spectators.

the Stadium is built on the area where the country's former national stadium, which among other things was used at the OLYMPICS in 1964, was. It was torn down in 2015.

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Updated Date: 15 December 2019, 09:00

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