Olympic Games set to cost $US15.4 billion

Olympic Games set to cost $US15.4 billion

By Semi Turaga
Tuesday 09/02/2021
[Image: abc]

Public opposition remains strong in Japan about the holding of the postponed Tokyo Olympics.

It is centered on the pandemic and the cost of holding the Olympic Games.

The Associated Press reports the official cost of preparing the Olympics is $US15.4 billion, but several audits by the Japanese government have said the costs are at least $US25 billion.

Organisers and the International Olympic Committee last week began releasing so-called "Playbooks" that spell out very strict guidelines that detail how 15,400 Olympics and Paralympic athletes and tens of thousands of broadcasters, media, sponsors and others will enter Japan.

The rule books will be updated in April and June with more details and are initially vague in many areas.

However, they acknowledge the risks involved.

The Playbook document says despite all care taken, we draw to your attention that risks and impacts may not be fully eliminated and that you agree to attend the Olympic and Paralympic Games at your own risk.

The Tokyo Olympic Games will start on 23rd of July, 2021 and run till the 8th of August after being postponed for a year.

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
IN DEPTH
Fiji continues to be affected by COVID-19
Contact tracing continues for most parts of Suva and Nausori. Mon 19th Apr Tue 20th Apr Wed 21st Apr Thu 22nd Apr Sat 24th Apr Sun ...
10 hours ago

258,000 people lived under the Basic Needs Poverty Line according to the 2019-20 Household Income and Expenditure Survey
Survey says almost one in five school aged children in Fiji are educationally deprived
6 days ago

Debate on the Bill to Amend the iTaukei Land Trust Act
Debate on the Bill to Amend the iTaukei Land Trust ...
52 days ago
FEATURE NEWS
Opposition MPs calls rejected for Electoral Registration of Voters Amendment Bill to be referred for public consultation
The calls made by the Opposition parliamentarians has been rejected today for the government to refer the Electoral Registration of Voters Amendment B...
2 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
Household Income and Expenditure Survey is flawed – Dr. Reddy
Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Mahendra Reddy says the 2019-20 Household Income and Expenditure Survey is flawed because the data for two different ...
23 minutes ago

The Speaker has not prevented debate on the floor of the parliament – Ratu Epeli
Speaker of Parliament, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau stresses it is important to note that the parliamentary business committee will have the final say in ...
4 hours ago

Over 8,000 children have tested positive for COVID-19 in Fiji – Dr Waqainabete
As the Ministry of Health begins rolling out the Moderna vaccine for children between the ages of 15 to 17 years from today, Health Minister Dr ...
4 hours ago

Man to front court for allegedly murdering 54 year old man in Ba
A 20 year old man who allegedly murdered a 54 year old man of Bilolo, Ba last week will appear in the Ba Magistrates Court today. The accused is ...
6 hours ago

No COVID cases recorded in the maritime islands in the last 24 hrs
No new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Kadavu, Malolo, Naviti, Waya, Nacula and Beqa Island in the last 24 hours. The Permanent Secretary for ...
8 hours ago

TOP