Japan to redesign Tokyo's Olympic stadium

  • As building costs for the original stadium design for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics continued to rise, the Japanese government has decided to scrap the plans and start afresh. 

  • The striking original design rose in cost from around €960 million to over €1.8 billion. 

  • It's not clear how much the redesigned stadium will now cost, but it won't be ready in time for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.