The Tokyo’s 2020 Monster has been slain!

The ridiculously fraudulent $2 billion stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (3Yen 2015-07-12) has been slain, w0oT!
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Olympic stadium building plan back to drawing board: Abe
TOKYO, 2015 July 17, 4pm | Kyodo
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday he has decided to bring the current building plan for the Olympic stadium back to the drawing board amid public uproar over its soaring costs more...
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Previous 3Yen reports Japan’s preparation for the useless, waste-of-money, 2020 Olympics include:

 


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9 thoughts on “The Tokyo’s 2020 Monster has been slain!”

  1. sidebar-quote long Pine wrote:
    So does that original designer just get the shaft?

     
    I think that the original architect is very safe from getting the shaft from anybody.

    Zaha Hadid: 'The world is not a rectangle.'Zaha Hadid, architect (Wiki)
  2. The fact that “negative popular opinion” (usually totally irrelevant in japan) is used as excuse to cancel an impressively expensive pork barrel project might be an extremely worrisome indicator of the state of the finances of the japanese government.

    Now maybe not…
    But since when do this country give a fuck about its nation ?

  3. This is real funny considering how much grief Japan was giving Brazil over its infrastructure failures in its build-up to the 2014 World Cup.

    Also note that Brazil’s fancy Maracana Stadium for the 2014 World Cup is now only being used as $2 billion parking lot for city buses.

  4. Very interesting development. In this article here:

    Japan rips up 2020 Olympic stadium plan

    it says:

    “The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it had noted the decision and indicated it would closely follow the new stadium plan to make sure the Olympic deal is kept.”

    So the prospect of Japan losing the 2020 Olympics could still be on the table. Nice. :)

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