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TOKYO -- The price tag of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could exceed 3 trillion yen ($30 billion) unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken and several key venues are relocated, an expert panel warned Thursday in the latest blow to Japanese organizers. Mikko Koivu Wild Jersey .Naturally, anyone who hears these numbers is alarmed, panel leader Shinichi Ueyama said.The Olympic investigation team was launched by newly elected Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike after she raised concerns about growing cost estimates and the potential burden on the city and its taxpayers.The panel said the ballooning costs reflect an absence of leadership, as well as a lack of governance and awareness of cost control.The report, submitted to Koike on Thursday, reviewed three out of seven permanent venues that Tokyo is planning to build, and proposed using existing locations rather than new facilities that could end up being white elephants. It proposed moving rowing and canoeing more than 400 kilometers (250 miles) outside the city, as well as finding new sites for swimming and volleyball.Koike said she plans to discuss possible options with International Olympic Committee officials who are expected to visit Japan in the coming weeks.We cannot impose the negative legacy onto the Tokyo residents, Koike told reporters.Preparations for Japans first Summer Olympics since Tokyo hosted the 1964 Games have been plagued by a series of scandals and problems, including the new national stadiums high cost and design, and allegations of bribery in the bidding process.Concerns over Tokyos budget come amid growing global scrutiny over the costs of hosting the Olympics. Many cities have been scared off by the record $51 billion in overall costs associated with the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. Romes bid for the 2024 Olympics was rejected last week by the new mayor, citing concerns over high costs.The estimated 3 trillion yen cost of the Tokyo Games is more than a four-fold increase from the initial estimate at the time of the citys s successful bid for the games in 2013.Ueyama, a Keio University public policy professor, criticized Tokyos Olympic organizers as irresponsible, comparing them to a company without a president and a chief financial officer.Tokyo organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori acknowledged in July 2015 that the total cost could exceed 2 trillion yen ($20 billion), doubling his unofficial estimate a year earlier.Mori has said the original figures were the result of sloppy calculations which he blamed on the Tokyo metropolitan government and Japanese Olympic Committee.On Thursday, Mori criticized the panels proposals for venue moves, saying it would be difficult to change the existing plans approved by the IOC.At this point, it would be extremely difficult to turn everything upside down from the Japanese side, he said.Tokyo has already implemented a series of venue changes which the IOC has said will save around $1 billion. Any further changes would require the approval of the IOC and relevant international sports federations.The panels report said venue costs had been driven up by overestimated stadium capacities, use of unnecessarily high-grade equipment and lack of a budget ceiling.Plans for long-term use of big new permanent facilities are overly optimistic considering Japans declining population and aging society, Ueyama said.To cut costs, the report proposed moving the rowing and canoeing venue away from Tokyo and renovating existing facilities for two other sports.The latest cost estimate for the rowing and canoeing venue stands at 49 billion yen ($490 million), seven times higher than the initial forecast. The current plan hopes to turn the venue, a former site of a garbage plant, into a mecca for the sport and attract 40,000 visitors, but the panel said that is overly optimistic in a country with only several hundred athletes in rowing and canoeing.The panel proposed moving rowing and canoeing to Tome City, about 440 kilometers (270 miles) -- or a three-hour train ride -- northeast of Tokyo in the prefecture of Miyagi.The report said a planned swimming venue with a capacity of 20,000 is way above the 12,000-seat requirement, and proposed renovating an existing Olympic-class facility in Tokyos Tatsumi area. It urged seeking an existing venue for volleyball instead of building a new arena in Tokyos Ariake coastal area.Tokyo won the right to host the games in 2013 by promising a compact bid with 28 of the 31 competition venues within an eight-kilometer (5-mile) radius of the Olympic Village. Originally, only shooting, modern pentathlon and one football venue were to be outside the eight-kilometer radius.Already, venues for basketball, taekwondo and cycling have been moved outside of Tokyo to maximize existing facilities. Cycling was moved to Izu, some 145 kilometers (90 miles) southwest of the capital.---Follow Mari Yamaguchi at https://www.twitter.com/mariyamaguchiFind her work at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/mari-yamaguchi Jonas Brodin Wild Jersey Authentic . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. Darcy Kuemper Wild Jersey . Tevez, who has had conflicts with coaches in the past, has not been called up since Sabella was named coach in 2011. Argentina boasts Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Angel Di Maria. http:///...ter-wild-jersey-c-8/ . Gather a group of friends, or find a league to join online, draft your team, set your lineup and compete in a number of different formats. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett is returning home with a chance to make history.Barnett, who is from Nashville, heads into the final regular-season game of his junior year with 31 career sacks. That leaves him just one shy of Reggie Whites 33-year-old Tennessee career record.All season, Barnett has downplayed the importance of setting that record. That hasnt changed now that hes only one away it as he heads to his hometown for the 24th-ranked Volunteers Saturday matchup with Vanderbilt (5-6, 2-5 SEC).I would be excited to catch that record back home, but Id be more excited if we get a `W, Barnett said after earning his 31st sack last week in a 63-37 victory over Missouri. Every time I step on the field, thats what Im worried about is winning. If thats me getting a sack, helping the team win, then (thats) good. Or if thats me just affecting the quarterback, getting no sacks and we still win, Im fine with that.Barnett already is the first Southeastern Conference player ever to post at least 10 sacks in three separate seasons. After posting 10 sacks each of his first two seasons, Barnett has an SEC-leading 11 sacks this year.Saturdays game also matches the SECs two top players in tackles for loss, as Barnett has 17 and Vanderbilts Zach Cunningham has 16 +.Tennessee (8-3, 4-3) has needed Barnett more than ever to lead a defense decimated by injuries at every level.The line lost three of its top tackles when Shy Tuttle and Kahlil McKenzie suffered season-ending injuries and Danny OBrien was dismissed from the team. The linebacker corps lost Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Quarte Sapp to season-ending injuries and also was missing Darrin Kirkland Jr. for five games due to a high ankle sprain. The secondary lost Cam Sutton for six games and could be without leading tackler Todd Kelly Jr. for a second straight game this week.I remember him in the locker room at halftime getting on guys, pushing the defense to play better, quarterback Joshua Dobbs said. If he sees guys are slacking or he sees guys are doing well, hes the first one to say anything.Barnett also has led by example.. Erik Haula Wild Jersey Authentic. . He has played his best when the stakes are highest, as all 11 of his sacks this season have come in SEC competition.When I watch him, that dudes a monster, Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason said. Hes a beast one-on-one. Ive seen him beat one guy, two guys, three guys.Barnetts 50 career tackles for loss rank third in school history and put him three away from the school record set by Leonard Little, who had 53 from 1995-97.The only active Football Bowl Subdivision player with more career sacks is Texas A&Ms Myles Garrett, who has 32 +.Hes got a great motor, said Tennessee offensive tackle Brett Kendrick, who has the unenviable task of lining up against Barnett in practice. Even if you stop his initial move, hes always got a counter off that one, and even if you stop that, hes probably got a counter off that one. He just never stops.As well as Barnett has played, Tennessees defense has struggled overall. Tennessee ranks 11th out of 14 SEC teams in total defense and has given up over 400 yards rushing in each of its last two games.That may explain why Barnett has been overlooked on the national award circuit. Barnett wasnt selected as a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Chuck Bednarik Award, separate honors given out to the nations best overall defensive player.I dont want to take away from anybody else who was nominated for these national awards, but I dont know what else an individual has to do, Tennessee coach Butch Jones said. (Considering) the transformation of our football program -- the mentality, him as a person, him as a competitor and the productivity that hes meant to our football program -- I think youd be hard pressed anywhere in the country to find anybody better or more deserving than Derek Barnett.---AP Sports Writer Teresa Walker in Nashville, Tennessee, contributed to this report.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25---Follow Steve Megargee at www.twitter.com/stevemegargee Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '