FILE PHOTO: The Olympic flame is seen lit in the cauldron at the opening ceremony alongside a flag of Japan and the Olympic flag during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
TOKYO —The Tokyo 2020 Olympics, held in 2021 after being postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, cost 1.42 trillion yen ($10.4 billion), nearly double the figure quoted in the city’s bid for the Games, according to a final budget report.
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee held its last meeting late Tuesday and is due to disband at the end of the month.
Tokyo won the Olympics in 2013, offering a “safe pair of hands” and with a substantial amount of money already in the bank.
However, costs swelled leading up to the Games, including for the rebuilding the New National Stadium, used for the opening and closing ceremonies as well as track and field events.