Japan disaster site could host Olympic events….

IOC President Thomas Bach with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike

Tokyo 2020 Olympic events could be held in part of Japan hit by the 2011 Fukushima earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in a bid to cut costs. Rowing canoe/kayak sprint events and baseball/softball are among sports that could be moved 400km north of Tokyo. The International Olympic Committee is holding talks with organisers after a review showed costs could exceed £23bn ($28bn) – four times the estimate. But IOC president Thomas Bach said “we have to respect” athletes.

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