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Rio, Tokyo problems in spotlight

By Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-08-03 07:47:11

After Beijing vote, IOC members refocus on more pressing issues

A day after a high-profile vote awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games, International Olympic Committee members on Saturday dealt with issues affecting the next two Summer Games - severe water pollution in Rio de Janeiro and the fuss over Tokyo's choice of an emblem.

Earlier this month, the Japanese government threw out the design plans for the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Games amid public criticism of the $2 billion price tag, which was nearly double the original estimate and would have made it the world's most expensive sports stadium.

Rio, Tokyo problems in spotlight

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