As L.A. looks to lure the 2024 Summer Olympics, it’s worth taking note of how plans for the 2020 Summer Games are coming along in Japan. In a nutshell? Not so smoothly.
Sure, the Tokyo Games are still more than four years away, but Japan seems to be struggling to get things on track. Over the summer, organizers scrapped plans for a $2-billion main Olympic stadium design by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid. Then in September, the emblem chosen by the organizing committee were withdrawn by its Japanese designer amid accusations of copyright infringement.
Why the hiccups? Here’s a look at some of the problems.
What happened to Hadid’s...