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Costs mount for Tokyo 2020 Olympics — and the opening ceremony boss was fired
Jul 22, 2021

Costs mount for Tokyo 2020 Olympics — and the opening ceremony boss was fired

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From the BBC World Service: Organizers of Tokyo 2020 say they're now reassessing how to hold the opening show. While the delayed games and gala ceremony have been scaled down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, can Japan recoup any of the money it's spent on stadia and other infrastructure?  Plus, as heavy rains continue, the Chinese government orders an urgent evaluation of flood control and emergency measures on urban transit networks. And South Africa’s BioVac will produce the first Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 shots in Africa.

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Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director