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IOC Struggles to Shake Off Image of Excess

The president of the International Olympic Committee this week urged Tokyo's mayor not to change the rules of the competition after city authorities announced several changes to the venues for the 2020 games in order to cut spiraling costs. The budget had been estimated at $15 billion, six times the original cost. The venues for basketball, taekwondo and cycling have been moved outside of Tokyo to existing facilities, and other construction projects are under review. Tokyo Mayor...

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