Reuters, TOKYOThe second section of the timber roof at the Olympic Gymnastic Centre in Tokyo was raised yesterday, marking the halfway point of the construction of the temporary venue. The roof of the 10,000-seat venue, which is to host gymnastics at the Olympics and boccia in the Paralympics, is to be raised in 200-tonne sections with all five scheduled to be in place by May. Construction at the venue is due to be completed by the end of October next year — in time for test events ahead of the summer showpiece. Tokyo 2020 organizers said construction was right on track, even if they still felt a huge amount of pressure to deliver the venue on time. “As you can see, if you look around, the construction work is progressing very speedily,” director of venue development Toshihiro Hosokawa said.
Source: Taipei Times November 07, 2018 15:56 UTC