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2020 Olympic Sailing set for manmade trash island

Tokyo has won their bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. Tokyo previously hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics. Sailing will be based at the Wakasu Olympic Marina. Wakasu Island, planned to be the venue for the sailing events in 2020, is a manmade island located in Koto, Tokyo.

Wakasu, like many other areas of Tokyo, is manmade. Roughly half of the island is an industrial zone, while the other half contains an 18-hole golf course and a popular camping ground. Save for a camping ground, Wakasu was constructed on a base of trash, a form of land reclamation common in Japan.


G New
12 September 2013 7:50 GMT


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