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Ceremony marks National Stadium’s completion ahead of Tokyo 2020

Dec 15. 2019
The Yomiuri Shimbun
A view of the interior of the new National Stadium is seen on Sunday in Tokyo.
The Yomiuri Shimbun A view of the interior of the new National Stadium is seen on Sunday in Tokyo.
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By The Japan News, The Yomiuri Shimbun/ANN

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike celebrated on Sunday the completion of the new National Stadium in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The National Stadium was completed on Nov. 30 after three years of construction. It has five stories above ground and two below, and covers about 69,600 square meters, or about twice the size of the former National Stadium.

It will be the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies, track and field events, and the women’s soccer final at the Tokyo Olympics. The opening and closing ceremonies and track and field events at the Tokyo Paralympics will also take place at the new stadium.

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