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Japan's PM Abe opens Tokyo 2020 National Stadium

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Published on December 15, 2019 - Duration: 01:03s

Japan's PM Abe opens Tokyo 2020 National Stadium

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday hailed the completion of the National Stadium built for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Japan's PM Abe opens Tokyo 2020 National Stadium

With the Tokyo Games just eight months away, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed the completion of the National Stadium at an inauguration ceremony on Sunday (December 15).

The $1.4 billion stadium will have a capacity of 68,000 when it hosts the Olympic Games opening ceremony on July 24.

(SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER, SHINZO ABE, SAYING: "We have to make next year's Tokyo games an opportunity to share dreams and hopes, to create a proud legacy, to show Japan's power to the world, and open up the future of this country." The stadium's original design was scrapped because of a public outcry over spiraling costs.

Construction didn't begin until December 2016 meaning it was unable to host matches at this year's Rugby World Cup as originally planned.

The 2020 Olympics will run from July 24 to Aug.

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