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Japan cancels plan to construct athletes' village for Asiad 2026: media

TOKYO, April 2 (Xinhua) — Japan, host nation of the 2026 Asian Games, has determined to not construct an athletes’ village, native media reported Sunday.

The organizing committee for the Games to be held in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture in 2026 introduced the choice as a consequence of issues over rising prices following scandals associated to the Tokyo Olympics, Nikkei reported.

To scale back prices, the committee, together with the prefectural authorities and town of Nagoya, can also be contemplating lowering the variety of competitors occasions, which had been beforehand set at round 40.

Some questioned whether or not the Asian Games can run easily whereas prices are stored low, amid issues about sponsorship earnings after corruption scandals associated to the Tokyo Olympics surfaced, mentioned the report.

The occasion was initially anticipated to price 85 billion yen (650 million U.S. {dollars}), together with 30 billion yen for the athletes’ village.

However, as a consequence of excessive costs, amongst different elements, the development price of the athletes’ village had doubled to round 60 billion yen by the top of 2022, with the general price ballooning to about 140 billion yen, the report mentioned, citing an individual conversant in the Games.

Planning to safe lodge services as a substitute to accommodate the athletes, the organizers are contemplating 100 potential areas, together with motels close to competitors venues, it added.