Athletes Village for Olympics Could House Virus Patients
TOKYO (AP) — The governor of Tokyo is talking about the possibility of using the under-construction Olympic Athletes Village as a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients. The massive village on Tokyo Bay will house 11,000 Olympic and 4,400 Paralympic athletes and staff. The complex will eventually grow to 24 buildings and is expected to remain empty with the Olympics delayed for 16 months. The 5,600 units will be renovated after the games and sold. About 1,000 are or sale or have been sold. Occupancy was supposed to begin in 2023. The price range is from $500,000 to $2 million.