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Completion ceremony for Tokyo Olympic Aquatic Center postponed

2020-03-13 15:07:00 Xinhuanet

TOKYO, March 13 (Xinhua) -- The ceremony to mark the completion of the Tokyo Aquatics Center, which was initially scheduled on March 22, has been postponed due to the global spread of coronavirus.

The venue, which will host the swimming and diving competitions, was completed late in February and expected to be opened in front of 1,000 local people.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said that it will decide the date for the ceremony by monitoring the situation of the infection.

The Tokyo Aquatics Centre is the last new venue to be completed.

A total of 43 venues -- eight new permanent venues, 25 existing facilities and 10 temporary venues -- will be used at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The Olympic Games are set to run from July 24 to August 9.

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