Prime Minister Shinzo Abe commanded for a full review of Olympic stadium as the hosting city for upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics.
- The 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan on 24 July – 9 August 2020.
The city will be hosting a major international multi-sport event, celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games as governed by the International Olympic Committee.
Previously hosted the 1964 Summer Olympic Games, it will also be hosting the 2020 Summer Paralympics.
Tokyo metropolitan government already prepare fund to cover the cost of hosting the Games, also to accelerate completion of the Central Circular Route other major expressways in the area.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wanted to settle accounts for the Olympic stadium, commanding a full review of plans.
Including dismantling the original structure of stadium and expanding its capacity into bigger one.
On 2012, National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo confirmed to receive amount for the upgrade and reconstruction for 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Olympics.
Sports including baseball/softball, bowling, karate, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, surfing, and wushu were part of the “event-based” programme under new IOC policies particular focus on adding sports that are popular in the host country.
According to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe “On the new national stadium for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, I have decided we need a full review of the plans and need to go back to the drawing board,” told reporters after meeting Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori.
Current design of the new stadium in Tokyo, for the 2020 Summer Olympics Games was done by U.K.-based architect Zaha Hadid.
Despite of many criticism, Japan decided to continue working on construction of the Olympic stadium for the event on 2020, thus full review implemented.