Getty ImagesThe organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have announced that 80 per cent of the venues required to host the rearranged event have been secured for next summer. Tokyo 2020’s Games master plan comprises a total of 43 competition and non-competition venues, including eight new facilities built especially to stage the event. In March, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese government postponed the Games for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, securing venues for next summer has been a key priority for local organisers, including the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), which owns several of the facilities. “We are hoping to use the same venues for the same sports next year,” said Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto, according to Reuters. “Adjustments still remain, but we are able to use 80 per cent of the facilities that were originally supposed to be used last year, they can be used again.
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