TOKYO (Reuters) – Construction at two Tokyo 2020 venues is nearing completion eight months before the start of the Olympics, as preparations for the Games enter the final stretch on schedule.
The elegant Tokyo Aquatics Centre, which will host swimming and diving at the Games, is 90% complete, according to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), and is on schedule to be finished at the end of February.
Likewise, the venue for volleyball and wheelchair basketball is 98% finished with only the painting of the interior floor to be concluded.
All of the venues being built or refurbished for Tokyo 2020 are on schedule, including the centrepiece National Stadium, where construction work finished last week [M1L3N27Z1KA].
“What is left to be done is to finish some of the interior and exterior roof, as well as some office equipment for inside the building,” Daishu Tone, venue director for the Aquatics Centre Daishu Tone, said on Thursday.
“Everything will be completed by February…
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