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Tokyo 2020 venue construction on track

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) have said that preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Games remain on track.

Construction of major new permanent venues, which will serve the people of Tokyo for decades to come, such as the Olympic Stadium and Tokyo Aquatics Centre, is around 60% complete.

Meanwhile, Sea Forest Waterway, Kasai Canoe Slalom Course, Yumenoshima Park Archery Field and Olympic and Paralympic Village are more than 70% complete.

Though the completion date of a section of the Canoe Slalom Centre due to be used for operation and management has recently been postponed, the revised construction schedule will have no impact on preparations for the Games or the hosting of test events, the committee said.

The IOC confirmed their satisfaction with overall progress during the visit of their Coordination Commission to Tokyo in December, 2018.

Commission Chair John Coates said:

I can only reiterate what IOC President Thomas Bach said during his recent and seventh visit: these Olympic Games will bring people together in a spirit of hope and determination. All of the ingredients for success are here. Venues are on time, stakeholders are engaged, and you can feel the power of sport everywhere.

 

 

Venues

 

Organisation in charge

Scheduled

completion date

 

Progress rate*

 

Status

 

Musashino Forest Sport Plaza

Tokyo Metropolitan Government

(TMG)

 

Mar. 2017

 

Completed

 

On track

Sea Forest Waterway TMG May. 2019 77% On track
Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre TMG Dec. 2019 74% On track
Olympic Stadium Japan Sport Council (JSC) Nov. 2019 More than 60% On track
Ariake Arena TMG Dec. 2019 51% On track
Olympic Village

(Residential Building)

 

TMG and Tokyo 2020

 

Dec. 2019

 

73%

 

On track

Tokyo Aquatics Centre TMG Feb. 2020 55% On track
Yumenoshima Park Archery

Field

 

TMG

 

May 2019

 

90%

 

On track

Oi Hockey Stadium TMG Jun. 2019 48% On track
Ariake Gymnastics Centre Tokyo 2020 Oct. 2019 62% On track

 

Olympic aquatics centre

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