Tokyo 2020 releases new designs for the Olympic Stadium

The original design was scrapped earlier this year

The organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have today revealed the new design for their Olympic Stadium.

It is the second design for the stadium, since the Japanese city won the bid to host the games in 2013. The original design was scrapped due to its futuristic design and spiralling costs. 

The stadium has been designed by Kengo Kuma and is expected to cost over a billion euros. Japanese cedar wood will be used throughout the building, which may add to maintenance costs. 

Japan's Prime Minister Abe Shinzo released more pictures of what the stadium is expected to look like from inside the 80,000 seated arena.