IOC: Tokyo's huge cost could give wrong message

A top IOC official renewed his demand Thursday that Japanese organizers further reduce their $18 billion budget ceiling for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, saying the figure could scare off cities considering bids for future games. IOC vice president John Coates ... ( read original story ...)

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