It Takes a Village if the IOC is going to reform the Games

PALM DESERT, October 6, 2017 – The head of the International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo is now pressuring the organizers and the government to cut their budgets.

Australian IOC member John Coates has said he would like to see the cost of the 2020 Games slashed by as much as $1 billion. He said this week that he’s now looking into ways to trim some costs from the Olympic village.

He’s talking pennies in a billion-dollar project. The solutions are obvious, but no one wants to face reality. We have the details in our Lane One commentary, plus coverage of the World Gymnastics Championships and more:

= p. 5/Gymnastics: China goes 1-2 in men’s World Champs All-Around;
= p. 8/Athletics: American stars Galen Rupp & Jordan Hasay in Chicago Marathon;
= p. 10/Football: U.S. starts play Friday in FIFA men’s U-17 World Cup in India.

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