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Japan scraps 2020 Olympic stadium design

The Japanese government has decided to scrap its controversial design for the stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his government would “start over from zero”. The original design, by British architect Zaha Hadid, had come under criticism as estimated building costs almost doubled, reaching $2bn (£1.3bn) [caption id="attachment_18229" align="alignright" width="624"]japan olympic stadium An artist's impression of the original stadium design[/caption] Mr Abe says the new stadium will...