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    Tokyo favours venue changes as 2020 Games costs soar

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  • Reuters3 hours ago

    Olympics-Tokyo favours venue changes as 2020 Games costs soar

    By Elaine Lies and Chris Gallagher TOKYO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - A Tokyo panel on Thursday urged changes to three venues for the 2020 Olympics in the face of ballooning costs but organisers say such adjustments may prove difficult to instigate in time for the Games. Tokyo touted access to a $4.5 billion

  • Reuters5 hours ago

    China to build deepest, largest high-speed rail station at Great Wall

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    Italy withdraws from bid to host 2023 rugby World Cup

    Italy withdrew from the race to host the 2023 rugby World Cup on Wednesday, one week after Rome's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games was effectively scuppered when the city government withdrew its support. The Italian rugby federation (FIR) said the two bids had been closely linked and it was not

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