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Awfully tight, these mega projects are rarely on schedule.

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Japan’s new national stadium will only be completed three months before the start of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics

Is that a mandate, a guess, or a plea? Good luck with that.

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Can't wait to c it!! Wish I could contribute some money, but I'm very tight on it now.

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Amazing that they have an end date, when they don't have a design or a builder decided yet.

I think that the thread title is wrong. It should be "Government hoping new stadium will be open three months before Olympics"

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As Stranger said - how on earth can a completion date be announced even before a design is on the board. This is the kind of false announcement(lies???) that help to create this fiasco in the first place.

And the IOCs bleatings praising the decisions to save money etc etc are so shallow. Where was the scrutiny when the Olympics were awarded to Japan? All feathering their own nests, out to protect Olympic Inc and associated interests.

One feels like laughing at the gross ineptitude and cronyism, but unfortunately it's too serious a matter as millions continue to suffer in this country and no Bread & Circuses act will allay that.

For future events the only viable way is to base the Olympics in one place, build the infra-structure and associated networks and then let it gather a sense of character, importance, imagination and vision over the ensuing years of competition. Athens the historical home of the Olympics is the obvious choice.

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I hope they realize that even ONE delay in ANYTHING, from building materials, workers, or even CHOOSING THE DESIGN, and it'll be late for the games, because it seems to me they don't. This means paying a lot more if there is even a hint of a problem, and so in the end it'll still cost us huge.

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Perfect reason why Japan Inc and J-gov need to have the strings cut. The IOC praised Japan for its "great efficiency and strong work ethic" when the Olympics were awarded before any plans at all had been submitted. Wonder how the IOC feels now? I'll gladly give them a towel to wipe the egg off their collective faces.

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Japan’s new national stadium will only be completed three months before the start of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics because of a government decision to order a new design, a top official said Saturday.

How can they guarantee this when they have not even picked the new design? This has "disaster" written all over it.

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I'm guessing it's going to be Yokohama 2020 in the Nissan™ Stadium. Nissan is the official automotive sponsor of the Olympics, just put two and two together.

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why is these projects go so ridiculously over budget? !: when companies tender/submit a price for the work, they should stick to it, 2: if it is because no one for seen "That extra items" well its down to poor planning? I can understand a small increase in one or two prices but when its 4 time over the original price, some one has made a massive mistake! how can you get it so wrong, or do they do it just to get the work? in the past I have accidentally under priced work I can't go to the customer and ask for more money, they will tell me no its that price as you quoted to me, so I have to swallow the loss and get on with the work.

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In this case, I think the government decided on a price, before consulting with the developers with an actual design on which they could give a price.

Kind of the same thing they are doing here with no design, and yet a finish date already decided.

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Well Zaha's office did graciously point out without actually blaming the government of bid-rigging. When JOC had a meeting with the constructor absent of Zaha's crew to come up with the bid price, it's quite obvious what went on. They agreed to blame it on her design and had a campaign using the media with the so-called experts explaining how complicated it is to build those two arches. Zaha's office debunked it by explaining it is no more complicated than to build a bridge. Nothing is going to change though, and as Zaha's office did suggest, I believe it will end up costing the tax-payer more blaming it on 'time restriction' this time around.

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Amazing that they have an end date, when they don't have a design or a builder decided yet.

I think that the thread title is wrong. It should be "Government hoping new stadium will be open three months before Olympics"

Agreed

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@smithinjapan

This has already been delayed (scrapped, rather). It was supposed to be ready for the Rugby World Cup in 2019 (6 September – 20 October). I wouldn't hold your breath.

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Put a half moon on the right side of the controversial emblem to make it look like a "D" and change the phrase to: doom, disaster, debacle.

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This has already been delayed (scrapped, rather). It was supposed to be ready for the Rugby World Cup in 2019 (6 September – 20 October). I wouldn't hold your breath.

They can hold that in Yokohama's stadium

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It is possible if stadium CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCED companies in Japan are chosen

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I wonder how the world's rugby body is feeling. They are the ones that got a big snub after repeated assurance from the Japan's rugby body that the stadium would be completed in time.

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rugby? lt will settle with Yokohama? After all it is not Olympic yet then. J wants O games only first?

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