The original design by British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, bottom, of the new stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics selected on Nov. 16, 2012 that was later scrapped due to controversy over its cost and scale (The Japan Sports Council via AP, File)
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Architect Zaha Hadid says the Japan Sport Council is withholding money owed for work on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium design while demanding her company give up claims to copyrights.Hadid contends the sport council is demanding a transfer of the copyright for the design work in exchange for an overdue final payment.After her original design was rejected as too costly, Hadid complained the new design chosen by the sport council, by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, draws heavily from her work.Hadid's company said it has been trying since October to obtain an undisclosed payment by the sport council.
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