Japan issues guidelines for cheaper Olympic stadium, doesn’t include actually making it cheaper

The Japanese government has issued guidelines for designing a new Olympic stadium that isn’t as insanely expensive as the one they scrapped last month:

Japan on Friday approved guidelines for its new Olympic stadium, vowing to build an “athlete’s first” stadium as cheaply as possible and complete it by March 2020, a year later than planned, but without including any cost estimates or limits.

Great start, guys!

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also announced that “We should make a structure that will emotionally move people all over the world,” which the original design certainly managed to do. Hilarity is an emotion, right?

 


One comment on “Japan issues guidelines for cheaper Olympic stadium, doesn’t include actually making it cheaper

  1. “Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also announced that “We should make a structure that will emotionally move people all over the world”

    I guess that’s better than the movement the last proposal inspired.