The city’s new Governor Yuriko Koike, who has spoken her aim to bring the cost of the Games under control. It was requested last week that the budget would balloon to ¥3 trillion (£22 billion/$30 billion/€26 billion) unless drastic changes are made.
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Poor leadership, governance and cost control measures were responsible for the rising costs, while location changes were proposed in order to save money. The sports world was largely taken by wonder by the findings of the report but are now deeply concerned at the proposed venue changes, as well as the possible negative impact on the status of the Olympic Games.
At present, all of the Task Force references are advisory, and no firm suggestions have been made by Koike, who was elected into her role. Bach, speaking on an official visit to 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games candidate Paris, asserted that the increasing costs could be as a result of the high price of construction in the Japanese capital city.
“There will be negotiations about this report and we do not know very much about this report right now,” the IOC President said.
What we know is that overall the costs for construction in Tokyo have big pricing, not only for Olympic projects but for many different reasons. He also declared the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, which was caused by a devastating earthquake and tsunami that resulted in nearly 16,000 people losing their lives.
In specific the reconstruction which needs to happen in Japan because of Fukushima. We will discuss this in a constructive way with the Organizing Committee. The IOC Coordination Commission chairman John Coates has already participated in an emergency teleconference call with Tokyo Olympic chief executive Toshirō Mutō and the city’s vice governor, Takashi Yamamoto.
Rolland was reportedly seeking explanations on the proposed plan to move their venue 400 kilometers outside of the host city. Canoe sprint would also be moved to the same position under the reports offer to relocate to Tome City in the northeastern Prefecture of Miyagi.
Swimming and volleyball places could be used, the report suggests, although Tokyo Olympic officials have outlined their obstruction to the plans and have claimed the valued rise in their primary bid budget is based on misunderstandings over what was originally included in their cost calculations.
The fallout is still a major concern for organizers and the IOC, however, after they insisted last year changes to Tokyo’s bid introduced as part of the Agenda Olympic Games reform procedure had saved around $1 billion. Only three sites for shooting, modern pentathlon and one for football were firstly due to being held separate an eight kilometers radius in a bid that was billed as compact.