Tokyo 2020 Urged By FINA To Press On With $650m pool Despite Deep Concern Over Costs

The International Swimming Federation – FINA – continues to be caught in a conflict of mindsets and financial realities, the executive director Cornel Marculescu using the chance of a visit to Tokyo for the limping world cup series to tell Olympic 2020 bosses: don’t abandon plans to build a new aquatics venue – at more than £520m twice the cost of London 2012’s pool – for the Games despite the damage threatened by ballooning costs.

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The International Swimming Federation – FINA – continues to be caught in a conflict of mindsets and financial realities, the executive director Cornel Marculescu using the chance of a visit to Tokyo for the limping world cup series to tell Olympic 2020 bosses: don’t abandon plans to build a new aquatics venue – at more than £520m twice the cost of London 2012’s pool – for the Games despite the damage threatened by ballooning costs.

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