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Japan After the Olympics
In this Dec. 1997 photo, the Olympic Stadium is seen, ahead of the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, central Japan. The Olympic Stadium has been converted into a baseball stadium. Nagano doesn't have a professional team, though other teams play there on occasion. In Nagano, a city with a population of just 387,000, five large structures were built for the 1998 Winter Games. They remain in use, though many complain that the venues are too big and costly to maintain for the size of the town. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT