Construction work has been completed at Tokyo’s New National Stadium, set to be the centrepiece of next year’s Olympic Games.

The Japan Sports Council said the final work had been completed on Thursday, with just the final quality and safety checks remaining before the stadium opens next month.

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Construction started in December 2016, about 14 months later than planned, after the original design was scrapped because of a public outcry over spiralling costs.

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