June 12, 2020 / 8:49 AM / 24 days ago

Olympics-80% of venues secured for next year's Games - Tokyo 2020 CEO Muto

TOKYO, June 12 (Reuters) - Tokyo 2020 organisers announced on Friday that 80% of the venues required to run a successful Olympics have been secured ahead of next year's rearranged Games.

In the original plan for the Olympics due to start next month, 43 venues, including eight new sites built for the Games, were included.

The National Stadium, set to host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, is one of the venues that has been successfully secured for 2021. (Reporting by Jack Tarrant; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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