Tokyo breaks ground on £1.2bn national stadium for 2020 Olympics

By Associated Press in Tokyo

The Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, attends ceremony at site of demolished national stadium that hosted 1964 Games

Tokyo has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a $1.5bn (£1.2bn) national stadium that will host the 2020 Olympic Games.

The prime minister, Shinzo Abe, Tokyo's governor, Yuriko Koike, and other dignitaries attended the event on Sunday at the site of the demolished national stadium that was used during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. They launched the construction of the stadium by putting their hands on a glass sphere that rotated through pastels of the colours of the Olympic logo.

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