Rowing won't be moved 400km from Tokyo Olympics, organisers say

Olympic organisers have announced that they won't move the rowing venue 400kms away from Toyko in 2020. Photo / Photosport
Olympic organisers have announced that they won't move the rowing venue 400kms away from Toyko in 2020. Photo / Photosport

Tokyo Olympics organisers have agreed to keep the rowing, canoe sprint and swimming venues at their planned sites in Japan's capital.

The decision comes amid discussions aimed at reducing costs for the Games.

A decision on a possible venue switch for volleyball has been postponed until after Christmas.

The Tokyo governor had suggested moving the rowing and canoeing events to the northeastern Miyagi prefecture, some 400 kilometres from Tokyo, in order to reduce costs.

- Radio Sport

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