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Newly Completed Olympic Venue Is Making Waves

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Newly Completed Olympic Venue Is Making Waves

On June 16, Sea Forest Waterway, the venue for all rowing and canoeing events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympics was completed. The waterway was built on Tokyo Bay and uses wave absorbers and dams to stop waves and tides from affecting the games.

The venue is 2.3 kilometers (1.42 miles) long, boasts nine 2-kilometer lanes, and can hold up to 16,000 spectators. Around ¥30.8 billion (US$284 million) was spent on the project. Following the 2020 Tokyo Games, the course will be used for other rowing and canoe competitions, so it's money well spent for Tokyo's future.

Click on the video above to learn all about the project and stay tuned for NTV24 for more Tokyo Olympics coverage.