FILE - This file artist rendering released by Japan Sport Council shows the new National Stadium, the main venue which Tokyo plans to build for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Japan is scaling down the

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FILE - This file artist rendering released by Japan Sport Council shows the new National Stadium, the main venue which Tokyo plans to build for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Japan is scaling down the planned main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, following an uproar from some prominent architects who think it's too big and expensive. Hakubun Shimomura, the minister in charge of education, sports and science, told Parliament Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 the stadium designed by award-winning British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid would cost 300 billion yen ($3 billion), and that was "too massive a budget." (AP Photo/Japan Sport Council, File) less 

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Associated Press
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 11:13 AM EDT