Olympics – Tokyo 2020 Games venues hit by construction delays: organizers

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Construction delays at two key Olympic venues could force Tokyo Games organizers into a reshuffle of test event schedules, the organizing committee said.

The Olympics Aquatics Center, which will host swimming and diving events as well as the Sea Forest Waterway, venue for the rowing and canoeing events in 2020, were two months behind schedule, according to organizers.

Both venues will be completed well before the Games’ opening ceremony on July 24, 2020, but organizers may have to shift test events to allow for the delays.

“We have been informed that the two venues have a delay compared to the original schedule,” said Tokyo 2020 spokesman Masa Takaya.

“We are working closely with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) and the respective federations to be able to sort out and possibly modify the test event schedule.

“Other than that, the schedules on the permanent venues are absolutely right on track.”

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