Delayed and downsized, but will Tokyo Olympics be greener?

Tokyo (AFP) – The delay of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics forced by the coronavirus pandemic means next year’s Games will be smaller and simpler, but will that make them more sustainable?Tokyo 2020 organisers have said sustainability will be a “core concept” for the Games and have touted a range of initiatives, from medals made with recycled metal to using hydrogen for the flames burning in Games cauldrons.But environmental activists and experts accuse organisers of setting unambitious targets and say they are squandering the opportunity provided by the year-long delay to tighten up standards.Olympic…

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