THE 2008 GAMES<< Back to Intro
The most innovative bid, 13 sports would be staged on three man-made islands.
Already has world-class venues, including the Osaka Dome, whose floor surface can be adapted quickly for various events.
Japan has staged several Olympics: Summer Games (Tokyo 1964), Winter Games (Sapporo 1972, Nagano 1998).
IOC Evaluation: Applauded 'island concept' but confusion over budget for infrastructure and transport costs.